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Best shelled bang for your buck?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 08, 2011 at 11:56 PM

Sure they are all good, but which is your go to sea dweller? For what your spending which of these buggers do you feel give you the greatest benefit. Oysters, clams, crawdads, crab, shrimp, scallops, or other....which do you like and why?

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on December 09, 2011
at 01:07 AM

Yeah, that makes mussels a safer choice most times than shrimp (alas).

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on December 09, 2011
at 12:46 AM

Thanks for the tip on farmed mussels being OK.

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at 12:46 AM

yah, love scallops and oysters also. Have eaten mussels for the "buck" part. I think last time I got scallops they were pulling in like 16$/lb or something.

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on December 09, 2011
at 12:41 AM

My faves to eat are shrimp and scallops (yum) but my latest go-to for the nutritional bang for my buck are mussels. More nutrients per oz than the common shellfish. Better yet, farmed mussels are sustainable and don't have the problems other farmed seafood do. Next on my list are oysters for a slightly different nutrient profile.

7dc950fc76a046048e683d2a27dced37

on December 09, 2011
at 01:07 AM

Yeah, that makes mussels a safer choice most times than shrimp (alas).

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on December 09, 2011
at 12:46 AM

Thanks for the tip on farmed mussels being OK.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on December 09, 2011
at 12:46 AM

yah, love scallops and oysters also. Have eaten mussels for the "buck" part. I think last time I got scallops they were pulling in like 16$/lb or something.

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on December 09, 2011
at 01:26 AM

Oysters for sure. Their nutirent profile gets you most of the goodies that are in liver - and I've noticed that folks who don't like liver like oysters. To me they are so delicious and super filling; whereas I feel like I can eat my weight in scallops, mussels, clams and prawns (which isnt' very cost-effective!)

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on December 09, 2011
at 01:08 AM

I love them all. We used to pick our own clams and mussels on the beach behind our old house and then, after cleaning them, steam them open with white wine, parsley, and chopped garlic.

We have a good friend who brings us fresh shrimp/prawns and crabs a few times a year (we trade veggies and raspberries).

Scallops are yummy but pricey and we don't get crawdads.

My favourite all around shellfish would be prawns.

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