Since I had only eaten razor clams once before, I immediately bought a pound (for $4.50) when I saw them for sale at the Union Square farmers’ market yesterday.
I had never cooked them before, but I figured they’d cook similarly to mussels or clams. Luckily, I was correct.
I melted a lot of butter in a pan and sautéed some minced garlic. I then added some white wine, the clams and chopped parsley. The clams opened pretty quickly (in about five minutes), the telltale sign that they are cooked. I removed them and let the liquid cook (and thicken) some more.
While the sauce was finishing, I took the clams from their shells and chopped them. I put the clams in a bowl and then poured the sauce (butter, white wine, garlic, parsley) over the clams. I added some unrefined sea salt and fresh lemon juice, which made the dish taste even better.
I put some Asian salad greens from my garden in the bowl and enjoyed a great dinner. Thinking about it, I should have bought two pounds.