Geoduck Anyone?

24 07 2007

Behold the geoduck (pronounced “gooey duck”)…


I am NOT kidding. It’s a very large clam native to Pacific coastal areas in Washington, Alaska and British Columbia. It’s farmed and harvested as a sashimi delicacy. Ian and I discovered it tonight while watching a rerun of Dirty Jobs.

This had to be one of the funniest segments Mike Rowe has ever done. He shadows the geoduck lifespan from spawning to harvesting to eating. The sexual innuendos are hilarious. 

“Is that a geoduck in your pocket or are you just glad sashimi?”

If you have a DVR, start recording Dirty Jobs reruns. Look for the episode entitled “Geoduck Farmer” which aired originally on July 18, 2006.




One response

6 09 2007

I love eating gooey ducks. My mother loves to make it with rice, tastes great! Though I do think you have to get used to the texture.

Geoducks are prized foods in food markets worldwide and are a highly valued fishery for the state (Puget Sound) , estimated at $40 million annually.

Check out geoduck for info.

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