In the Netherlands, the razorclams (ensis directus) are relatively rarely eaten. Strange, because we have a lot of it. Anyone who has ever walked along the North Sea beach has most likely seen them. These shellfish sometimes lie on the beach at thousands, unfortunately mostly eaten by the seagulls.
The razorclam is an elongated shellfish that protrudes just above the seabed. Inside is the delicious milky white meat that is highly appreciated throughout Europe. The taste of these shellfish is slightly salty and at the same time a bit sweet, a true delicacy.
Are razors MSC certified?
In 2012, Zeeland fishermen were the first in the world to obtain an MSC certificate for sustainable fishing of razorclams. This ensures that the fish stock and the underlying habitat remain completely healthy.
Most razor blades are exported from Zeeland to the South, from Belgium to Italy and Spain. At L’invité we serve these shellfish as delicacy with sweet-sour fennel in the Dutch Menu.