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English translation: (shelled) cockles

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French term or phrase:langues de coques
English translation:(shelled) cockles
Entered by: Miranda Joubioux
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08:35 Apr 2, 2008
French to English translations [PRO]
Cooking / Culinary
French term or phrase: langues de coques
Langues de Coques, Emulsion de Chorizo

I'm getting nowhere fast this morning. I can't even find this in my Larousse gastronomique! Cockles aren't very big, so I'm having difficulty in imagining what they are referring to.
Miranda Joubioux
Local time: 00:08
cockles
Explanation:
Sole étuvée aux langues de coques, ravioles d’oignons doux au thym citron
Slowly Baked Sole Fillet with Cockles, Sweet Onion Ravioli with Lemon Thyme
http://www.rhwfae.com/Past RFWAE/menu_yannickalleno.html




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Note added at 21 mins (2008-04-02 08:56:45 GMT)
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You don't need to translate "langues" as it refers to what's inside the cockle shell.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cockle_(bivalve)


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Note added at 27 mins (2008-04-02 09:03:07 GMT)
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As you said, cockles are small. They're not like clams, for example, whose meat can be separated. So it's enough to just write "cockles"... it gets the point across.

Approximately two-thirds of the clam’s shucked weight is used. One-third is made up of a part commonly referred to as the “tongue.”This is often used to make fried clam strips.The other third is the strap meat which runs around the edge of the shell and the abductor muscle which opens and closes the shell. This meat is ground or chopped and used for chowders, bisques and sauces.
http://www.virginiaseafood.org/consumers/factsheets/atlantic...

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Note added at 30 mins (2008-04-02 09:06:33 GMT)
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CocklesA relative of the clam, these smaller shellfish have a pale and delicate flesh. The shell is normally white or cream and roughly circular in shape with ribs radiating from the shell's hinge.
Small clams can be used instead of cockles in recipes.
http://www.waitrose.com/food/cookingandrecipes/cookinglibrar...

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Note added at 35 mins (2008-04-02 09:10:39 GMT)
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If it's important to specify that the cockles are without their shells, you can use "shelled cockles".

http://www.italiancookingandliving.com/recipes/archive/3184-...

Meanwhile, place the cockles in a saucepan with a little water. Cover and heat until the cockles are steamed open, discarding any that have not opened.

5. Reserve the cockle cooking liquor and shell the cockles.

6. In a frying pan, heat the bacon and fry gently. Add the cockle cooking liquor and the leek and cook gently until the leek is tender.

7. Drain off two-thirds of the liquor from the cockle mixture. Add the shelled cockles, cream, mustard and parsley.
http://uktv.co.uk/food/recipe/aid/512921

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Note added at 46 mins (2008-04-02 09:21:45 GMT)
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The Herald : Going Out: EATING OUT... soup start may be mulligatawny meets Cullen skink: a filling, pungent thick stew featuring plenty of shelled cockles with just a hint of natural grit. ...
www.theherald.co.uk/goingout/food/display.var.1517096.0.0.p... - 44k - Cached - Similar pages

COVER STORY: Where are the new cockleshell heroes? | Independent ...Equally ungussied is his salad of fresh boiled and shelled cockles with raw, thinly sliced white cabbage in a dressing of chervil, lemon juice, ...
findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4158/is_20030905/ai_n12713933/pg_2 - 30k
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cockles


Explanation:
Sole étuvée aux langues de coques, ravioles d’oignons doux au thym citron
Slowly Baked Sole Fillet with Cockles, Sweet Onion Ravioli with Lemon Thyme
http://www.rhwfae.com/Past RFWAE/menu_yannickalleno.html




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Note added at 21 mins (2008-04-02 08:56:45 GMT)
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You don't need to translate "langues" as it refers to what's inside the cockle shell.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cockle_(bivalve)


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Note added at 27 mins (2008-04-02 09:03:07 GMT)
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As you said, cockles are small. They're not like clams, for example, whose meat can be separated. So it's enough to just write "cockles"... it gets the point across.

Approximately two-thirds of the clam’s shucked weight is used. One-third is made up of a part commonly referred to as the “tongue.”This is often used to make fried clam strips.The other third is the strap meat which runs around the edge of the shell and the abductor muscle which opens and closes the shell. This meat is ground or chopped and used for chowders, bisques and sauces.
http://www.virginiaseafood.org/consumers/factsheets/atlantic...

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Note added at 30 mins (2008-04-02 09:06:33 GMT)
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CocklesA relative of the clam, these smaller shellfish have a pale and delicate flesh. The shell is normally white or cream and roughly circular in shape with ribs radiating from the shell's hinge.
Small clams can be used instead of cockles in recipes.
http://www.waitrose.com/food/cookingandrecipes/cookinglibrar...

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Note added at 35 mins (2008-04-02 09:10:39 GMT)
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If it's important to specify that the cockles are without their shells, you can use "shelled cockles".

http://www.italiancookingandliving.com/recipes/archive/3184-...

Meanwhile, place the cockles in a saucepan with a little water. Cover and heat until the cockles are steamed open, discarding any that have not opened.

5. Reserve the cockle cooking liquor and shell the cockles.

6. In a frying pan, heat the bacon and fry gently. Add the cockle cooking liquor and the leek and cook gently until the leek is tender.

7. Drain off two-thirds of the liquor from the cockle mixture. Add the shelled cockles, cream, mustard and parsley.
http://uktv.co.uk/food/recipe/aid/512921

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Note added at 46 mins (2008-04-02 09:21:45 GMT)
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The Herald : Going Out: EATING OUT... soup start may be mulligatawny meets Cullen skink: a filling, pungent thick stew featuring plenty of shelled cockles with just a hint of natural grit. ...
www.theherald.co.uk/goingout/food/display.var.1517096.0.0.p... - 44k - Cached - Similar pages

COVER STORY: Where are the new cockleshell heroes? | Independent ...Equally ungussied is his salad of fresh boiled and shelled cockles with raw, thinly sliced white cabbage in a dressing of chervil, lemon juice, ...
findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4158/is_20030905/ai_n12713933/pg_2 - 30k


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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  cjohnstone: sounds convincing
9 mins
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agree  Cervin: Your restaurant example has a lovely menu..yum yum..
10 mins
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agree  emiledgar
12 mins
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agree  xxxcmwilliams
13 mins
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agree  schevallier
17 mins
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agree  B D Finch
36 mins
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agree  Mark Nathan: thanks, I usually find my cockles are warmed by a few glasses of wine
1 hr
  -> Your "agree" warms the cockles of my heart :-)

agree  Sara Mullin
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