Shellfish Recipes

Shellfish is a family of animals that include:

1. Molluscs

Clams, mussels, oysters and scallops are the most smoked shellfish. In bivalves such as clams, mussels, oysters, scallops the soft body parts are enclosed between two shells and a powerful muscle brings them together; hence, the word bivalve.

Blue mussel

Blue mussel.

Littleneck clam

Littleneck clam.



Conch, also known as abalone is a popular item in Caribbean area, especially Bahamas and Florida. The conch shell is probably the most popular shell in the world.





Limpet is a common name applied to a group of sea snails, marine gastropod molluscs which have a simple broadly conical shell that, unlike the shell of most snails, is not coiled.

Cephalopods (squid and octopus) belong to moluscs as well.





2. Crustaceans

Crabs, lobsters, crayfish, shrimp, krill and barnacles.



3. Echinoderms

Starfish, sea urchin, sand dollars, seabiscuits, sea cucumbers.



Shellfish contain significant amount of carbohydrates:
Mussels 3.69%
Oysters, eastern 2.72%
Oysters, eastern, farmed 5.53%
Scallops 3.18%
Squid 3.08%
Smoked clams, mussels, shrimp and scallops with cocktail sauce and garlic and curry butters.

Smoked clams, mussels, shrimp and scallops with cocktail sauce and garlic and curry butters.

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