Seafood Tips to Make Note Of

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When it comes to fine dining, many dishes tend to include seafood as it is considered luxurious. That can be extremely intimidating if you don’t know how to tell a mussel from an oyster! Here are three tips for eating seafood to keep close at clam. 


There are 17 edible varieties of mussels. The mollusks feature in several cuisines and are very popular in France, Belgium, and The Netherlands. Instead of trying to fish the meat out using your hands or a fork, use what has been naturally provided—the shell. Utilizing the shell as a spoon to scoop out the flesh in the center is an elegant way to eat your mussels.


Take it from us, shellfish poisoning is not something you want to experience. Think of intense stomach cramps, nausea, and diarrhea. One way to prevent this is by being careful with the seafood that you choose. Avoid buying raw clams that are not tightly closed or have cracks in the shell. 


You know the smell that we associate with fish? Well, seafood shouldn’t actually smell like that. If the prawns, shrimp, or any other shellfish smells “fishy”, chances are it’s not fresh.