Cockles

Cockles have plump, round shells with fine ridges, usually purple on the inside. 

Cockles

Cockles (Tuangi)

Scientific name: Chione (Austrovenus) stutchburyi Length: 3–4cm

Cockles are tender and juicy with delicate cream flesh and low oil content. There is not much meat in them, but they add beautiful taste and texture to a meal when steamed with a squeeze of lemon as an entree, or added to a winter fish hot pot.