Whelk

Know your product

Buccinum undatum is commonly called Whelk. It feeds on fish or crab corpses. Its imposing foot is the edible part of this mollusk. It lives in the Northern Atlantic Ocean, the English Channel, the North Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. Fun fact: Whelk was formerly used as bait for Cod fishing.
It’s very rich in vitamins A and B, and minerals. It has a soft and delicious flesh, which delight gourmets’ palates.

How to buy

The smell of the Whelk is really important for its selection: it has to be pleasant, fresh, and must remind one of the sea or of cucumber.

how to keep

Keep Whelks in the fridge for a few days.

Tips

Whelks shells are splendid and are sometimes used for decoration. Some restaurants or stores even paint them in different colors and make garlands out of them to put on a wall.

Seasonality

Jan.
no
Fé.
yes
Mars
yes
Avr.
yes
Mai
yes
Juin
yes
Jui.
yes
Ao.
yes
Sep.
yes
Oct.
yes
Nov.
yes
Dé.
yes

Recipe

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