Shellfish is a culinary and fisheries term for exoskeleton-bearing aquatic invertebrates used as food, including various species of molluscs, crustaceans, and echinoderms…sounds terrible, doesn't it?

Despite the name, shellfish are not a kind of fish, but are simply water-dwelling animals. The term shellfish is used both broadly and specifically. In common parlance, as in having "shellfish" for dinner, it can refer to anything from clams and oysters to lobster and shrimp.

Archaeological finds have shown that humans have been making use of shellfish as a food item for hundreds of thousands of years. In the present, shellfish dishes are a feature of almost all the cuisines of the world, providing an important source of protein in many cuisines. Here are some tried and tested recipes for dealing with shellfish.

Mussel soup (Soupe aux moules)

This is a delicious mussel soup recipe that is very quick and easy to make at home. Excellent for entertaining or just for a special treat for your family.

More dishes with mussels:
Mussels in white wine (Moules à la Marinière)

Shrimp bisque (Bisque de crevettes)

Shrimp Bisque is a soup with the flavour of the sea. Especially good for entertaining.

Lobster Thermidor

This delicious Lobster Thermidor is an absolute delight and is sure to please your guests every time!

Sautéed scallops

A simple and easy way of producing a delicious meal for your family and friends.

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