Clams...for virtually no clams at all!

So while checking out the newly opened grocery store close to where i live i quickly browsed through the rows and rows of big brand pre-packaged stuff to get to the things that matter i.e. the charcuterie/meat guy and the fishmonger. Although the meat section sported some tasty looking stuff a small net caught my eye, vongole! I was craving clams. However, hiding just behind those and a larger pile of your ordinary blue shell mussels I came across razor clams. Now i have only ever seen this item on a few menues in sweden and never sold like this to consumers.

Out of curiosity i asked the price and my jaw almost dropped.....
...The two people working behind the counter had no idea what those things where, and after some conversation told me they would charge me the same as the vongole clams! I quickly agreed and almost ashamed of myself walked away with 1Kg of razor clams for 149 swedish kronor, thats about $20 which has to be insanely cheap right?

Anyways i hurried home thinking id cook them a la plancha. I did, however, quickly realize that they wouldn't fit all at once so i opted for sort of a spanish version of moul marine. Cooking them in a pot with a base of some panchetta healthy amounts of olive-oil and garlic and adding a dash of sherry.

The clams cooked up a treat although the liquor they had left was lacking a bit in acidity so i added a dash of sherry vinegar and it really hit the spot!

For those wondering razor clams are sweet and firm, not chewy at all (unless overcooked) and just wonderful...a small note of caution, they might seem disturbingly phallic for some, but hay thats their loss just means more for you.

And yes I ate them ALL! haha