Live Tua Tua
Harvested from the low tide zone, 2 to 4 metres, the Tua Tua has a smooth clean shell and full meat at nearly 33% meat to shell ratio. The smooth low profile shell is cream to light moss in colour. It has a distinctive mild, sweet 'ocean spray' flavour and a rich, creamy texture. Well suited to both raw and cooked preparations, the Tua Tua is especially suited to full flavoured preparations. Highly regarded by the local Maori people as a culinary delight, it is superb eating.
The Tua Tua exhibits a delicate, sweet aroma of fresh kelp and toasted nori. The flavour of the raw clam is lightly oceanic with clean citrus notes. Cooked, the clam has a range of savoury characteristics, reminiscent of lightly smoked fish and Japanese soy.
All of our live tua tua are from the South Island of New Zealand.
Tua tua clams are great for collagen synthesis, contain lots of vitamin b12, provide iron, helps regulate blood pressure, loaded with protein, great for thyroid health, good for your heart, an excellent source of choline, and rich in riboflavin.
Free local delivery is available for orders over $150 within the Auckland specified delivery range.
For orders under $150, we charge $5 for local delivery within Auckland specified delivery range.
Deliveries are made from 9:00 to 18:00 on Monday to Friday.No delivery on Saturday, Sunday or Public Holidays.
Orders placed before 2pm on Monday to Thursday will be delivered the next day; Orders placed after 2pm will be delivered two working days after placing the order. Orders placed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be delivered the next Monday.
We will contact you via text message with the phone number you provided at checkout to notify you on the day of our arrival.
Processing, Packing and Cooking
All of our seafood is caught and delivered daily in New Zealand so you know you are getting the freshest seafood possible
Free Fish Processing:
We provide free fish process services for live fish, including filleting, gilling and gutting.
The processed fish is individually packed in vacuum, and an ice bag will be put on the vacuum bag to make sure the freshness of the products. It is hygienic and all aspects ensure that seafood is kept 100% fresh during transportation.
There are various cooking methods, including steaming, braising, soup or pan fried. Steaming especially reflects its tenderness and sweetness.