Latin Name: Cerastoderma edule Commercially Farmed: No Price Band: Low Flavour: Bold Texture: Soft Omega-3 Level: TBC
Cooking Method(s): Poach, Steam


The main fisheries for our native common cockle include the Thames Estuary, Morecombe Bay and Burry Inlet. These shellfish are very similar to clams and can be cooked in the same ways. Often associated with trips to the seaside, where cockles are sold in small pots by local vendors.

Cockles Recipes


Here are some of the latest recipes for this particular species of fish.

To discover even more tasty meals, be sure to check out our full recipes section for a range of starters, snacks, main meals and sides.

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