100 Favorite Dishes: No. 16, Union Fish Market's razor clam crudo
As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2014, coming April 16, the Hot Dish is serving up 100 of our favorite local dishes.
A thin clam between sweet and savory
Yes, crudo of some variety -- hamachi, tuna, snapper -- seems to be on the menu of every hot list restaurant in town, but the combination of flavors and ingredients in this particular composed crudo is really fresh and unexpected. It's rare to see these long, skinny saltwater clams as the star of a dish. But pairing them with the dessert-inspired, tangy flavors of the buttermilk and peaches gives the natural brine some Southern charm, while still allowing the subtle sweetness of the clams come through.
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