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Types of Mussels

American or Eastern Oyster (Crassostrea Virginica)
American or Eastern Oyster (Crassostrea Virginica)

Eastern Oyster (Crassostrea virginica) Other Names American Oyster, Atlantic Oyster, Common Oyster, Virginia Oyster Description Valve (shell) length of the eastern oyster reaches up to 8 inches (20 cm). Its two shells (called "valves," hence the name bivalve) attach together at one end by a natural hinge and by a single large muscle.

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Atlantic Razor Clams (Ensis Directus)
Atlantic Razor Clams (Ensis Directus)

Atlantic razor clams (Ensis directus). Nuts and bolts, the razor clams make their homes in the flats way out at the extreme end of the intertidal zone. Only during a “negative” (extremely low) tide are these flats exposed, and only during these relatively short periods is harvest possible.

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Atlantic Surf Clam (Spisula Solidissima)
Atlantic Surf Clam (Spisula Solidissima)

The Atlantic surf clam (Spisula solidissima), also called the bar clam, hen clam, skimmer, or simply sea clam, is a very large, edible, saltwater clam or marine bivalve mollusk in the family Mactridae. It is commonly found in the western Atlantic Ocean.

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Crab and Clams
Crab and Clams

Saute until the garlic is tender, about 1 minute. Add the wine and bring to a boil. Add the tomatoes. Bring to a simmer. Simmer until the tomatoes begin to break down and the flavors blend, about 5 minutes. Stir in the clams. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in the mussels. Cover and cook until the clams and mussels open, about 5 minutes longer.

European Oysters (Ostrea Edulis)
European Oysters (Ostrea Edulis)

Ostrea edulis is a species of oyster native to Europe and commonly known as the European flat oyster, Colchester native oyster (hence Colchester natives), mud oyster, or edible oyster (despite this latter name it is not the only oyster that is edible by humans).

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Hard Clam (Mercenaria Mercenaria)
Hard Clam (Mercenaria Mercenaria)

The hard clam (Mercenaria mercenaria), also known as a quahog (or quahaug), round clam, or hard-shell (or hard-shelled) clam, is an edible marine bivalve mollusc that is native to the eastern shores of North America and Central America, from Prince Edward Island to the Yucatán Peninsula.

Mahogany Quahog (Arctica Islandica)
Mahogany Quahog (Arctica Islandica)

The ocean quahog (Arctica islandica) is a species of edible clam, a marine bivalve mollusk in the family Arcticidae. This species is native to the North Atlantic Ocean, and it is harvested commercially as a food source.

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Mussels (Mytilis Edulis)
Mussels (Mytilis Edulis)

The common mussel is a most astounding form of life: In the Wadden Sea common or blue mussels may assemble to form colonies or mussel beds kilometres in size, millions of individual beings covering the sea floor.

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Other Popular Fish
Other Popular Fish

They outshine most other foods when it comes to their vitamin B-12, selenium and manganese content. A 3 ounce portion of moist-heat cooked blue mussels provides 20.4 micrograms of vitamin B-12, meeting 340 percent of the recommended daily value for this nutrient, according to NutrientFacts.com. Vitamin B-12 is essential for a healthy nervous system, the formation of red blood cells and proper growth and development.

Salmon and Tuna
Salmon and Tuna

Prepare your salmon by sprinkling with your favorite herbal seasoning and salt. In a large saucepan, heat about 2 tablespoons of olive oil and cook your shallot until tender, about 3‒5 minutes. In another pan, heat olive oil, add the salmon, and sauté on medium for 3‒4 minutes per side while you begin the mussels.

Shrimp
Shrimp

In a large pot over medium, stir together sofrito and mussels. Add wine and 1/2 cup water and bring to a boil. Stir in shrimp, cover, and cook until mussels open and shrimp are opaque throughout, 6 minutes, stirring …

Soft Shell Clams (Mya Arenaria)
Soft Shell Clams (Mya Arenaria)

Soft-shell clams or sand gaper, scientific name Mya arenaria, popularly called "steamers", "softshells", "longnecks", "piss clams", "Ipswich clams", or "Essex clams" are a species of edible saltwater clam, a marine bivalve mollusk in the family Myidae.

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