Navajas means razor clam in Spanish, the long thin clams with a shell that looks somewhat like the old fashioned straight razors. Inside this shell is a tender clam with a mild flavour and juice tenderness.
Harvesting and preparing these clams is a complex and painstaking task. First the clams must be hand dug from the beaches of Cantabria. Then they are stored in vats of salt water to purge the extra sand. Finally they are carefully cooked in sea water until just the right moment - tender but not tough, flavour ful lwithout being overcooked.
Serve these delicious clams by themselves with fresh lemon wedges, sauteed in butter, garlic, and parslet or in a pasta dish.
Conservas Lolin (Cantabria)
Conservas Lolin is a family business founded in 1955 by Don Manuel Gutierrez Elorza 'Lolin', based in the small fishing village of Castro Urdiales, in the province of Cantabria.
Since its origins, Conservas Lolin have specialised in the production of salted anchovies and other fish canned products, based on the best quality raw material found in the Cantabrico sea and following an exhaustive control process of elaboration.
The quality of Lolin's anchovies has recently been recognised by winning a 3 star Great Taste Award in 2013 for their Cantabrico Anchovies in Olive Oil elevating their anchovies to some of the best in the UK.