Luckily, geoduck anatomy is very straightforward. Before you begin, make sure you have a sharp knife, a pot of water large enough to dunk the geoducks into, and a good deal of towels, paper or otherwise. As you’ll soon discover (assuming your geoduck is fresh and alive, which it should be) geoducks are full of water.
Cleaning and preparing a live geoduck for use in a Geoduck Recipe is a fun task that can be completed in 9 simple steps:
The different parts of geoduck anatomy are often prepared in different ways depending on which kind of fresh seafood dish you’re looking to prepare. The way the siphon is prepared depends on the method of cooking. If it is to be eaten raw, simply slice the siphon into very thin strips. If you are going to make a geoduck steak, tenderizing the neck is recommended. The softer mantle meat does not need to be tenderized. It is not generally eaten raw. Instead, it is cooked in various Geoduck Recipes.
The average 2 pound geoduck generally yields a half pound of food when prepared. Geoduck must be prepared live; otherwise it loses its freshness very rapidly. A foul odor is the quickest way to tell if a live geoduck is no longer fresh. If there is no foul odor, let geoduck cleaning commence!