Making a meal with shellfish can seem like an elaborate production, with so many steps and things to consider. To help you get off on the right foot, we’ve put together this essential guide on preparing shellfish at home.
Seafood is an excellent source of protein, nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. However, indiscriminate fishing has led to reductions in the populations of many marine species. According to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization, close to 90% of the world’s marine fish stocks are now fully exploited, overexploited, or depleted.
When buying seafood online or in the supermarket, we tend to think of freshness as the primary indicator of product quality. For instance, when dining in a seafood restaurant, most people will equate a dish’s quality to the length of time between catching the primary ingredient and preparing it in the kitchen. Bonus points if the fish, crustacean, or bivalve was alive when it arrived at the restaurant.