These Cape May Ocean Clams are cold water washed and screened to produce high-quality clams for an affordable addition to your next recipe. La Monica takes great pride in their chopped clams and clam juice providing the finest product available to the foodservice, industrial and retail trade. One of the advantages of buying canned clams is that the retort process (high temperature and pressure) which is used to reach commercial sterility also makes the clams very tender. This process breaks down the firm texture of clams and makes them much more versatile and appealing to the masses. The fact that the meat cooks in its own juices keeps it very flavorful for many different recipes.
Each tin contains 8-12 shucked mussels harvested from the Ras Gallegas (Galacian Estuaries) and packed in an escabeche pickling sauce of olive oil, vinegar, spices & salt. This product is known in Spanish as Mejillones Fritos en Escabeche. Fully cooked, they can be enjoyed right out of the tin with some crusty bread, or served as part of more complex Spanish tapas.