Whelks – Kent – Cooked – 450g Tub
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Whelks are large gastropod molluscs that can reach 10cm in height and 6cm in width.
The shell morphology and colour can be highly variable depending on location. Interestingly, the shell has 7-8 whorls with spiral ridges and whelks have an oval aperture which tapers to a point with a short wide siphonal canal from the base of the aperture.
Whelks are usually sold already cooked and shelled and can be eaten with a sprinkling of vinegar or with slices of bread and butter.
The chewy flesh is quite juicy and salty and thankfully are available all year round – although we would recommend them at their best from September to February!