Shellfish Recipes
To Delight In

A selection of delicious shellfish recipes to make yourself at home that are quick to make and easy to follow with excellent directions. You will love them.

shellfishShellfish Includes Shrimp, Lobster, Clams, Crabs, Scallops And More

Despite the name, shellfish are not a kind of fish, but are simply water-dwelling animals.

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?

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 shellfish recipes for consuming and enjoying.

No "Sorry" In These Shellfish Recipes

Sautéed scallops

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

This exquisite simple mixture of dry white vermouth, butter, parsley, salt, and pepper is a real winner for ease and swift prep without skimping on flavor. 

Shrimp Bisque
(Bisque de Crevettes)

Shrimp Bisque is a soup with the flavor of the sea.

Especially good for entertaining.

And don't omit the Brandy. 

It is the lovely blending of this liquor and cream with the other ingredients that makes this delightful dish. 

Lobster Thermidor

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

One of the wonderful creamy shellfish recipes that returns the lobster to its original shell once it is combined with just the right ingredients.

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 Delicious Mussel Recipes

Mussels In White Wine
(Moules à la Marinière)

This is a scrumptious classic recipe that will be a huge hit with your family, friends and of course, yourself! ;-)

And, you will have had the joy and pride of making such a great dish!

Moules Frites

Moules Frites must be eaten with an appropriate beverage, beer or cider, which is the traditional way to serve this dish and how it is done in France.

Snails ~ Escargots

Although not a fish these edible land snails do have a "shell".


Learn how they are prepared for eating and get two scrumptious recipes.

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