Around the Sound


Jul 11

Taylor Shellfish

What in the "Sea" is a Geoduck?

Posted by Taylor Shellfish

   Geoduck, pronounced “gooey-duck,” is a clam that is native to only the Pacific Northwest. Geoduck is the world’s largest burrowing clam. It can reach lengths of 3 feet and have an average weight of 2.47 pounds! While geoduck is an odd name and maintains a rather peculiar shape, it is considered a rare delicacy in many regions. The belly tasting more like a traditional clam and the siphon leaving a subtler and almost sweet flavor on the pallet, the Geoduck can have even the most skeptical person satisfied.

   Curious? Well, you don’t have to be a chef to make Geoduck. It’s easy to prepare in a variety of dishes. Check-out some of our easy recipes for Geoduck or buy one and experiment for yourself. You won’t regret it!

Checkout how we do things with the Geoduck here.