February 13, 2010

How to buy shellfish.


When buying shellfish; lobsters, crabs, clams, mussels and oysters must be alive.  Keep a close check on lobsters and crabs, they should be quite lively; if they seem lethargic, move on.  The muscles of live mollusks make it hard to pry their shells apart, that’s a good test.  If you’re buying oysters or scallops that are already shucked and clean, smell them.

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