Oysters, Mussels & Clams Recipes

Find delicious salads, stews, dressings, pasta dishes and more recipes featuring these savory shellfish.

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Mussels in White Wine and Garlic

Rating: 3.5 stars 266
Be sure to buy live mussels. Any open mussels that do not close when you press their shells a few times are dead, and you should discard them.

Seafood Linguine

Shellfish is the star in the traditional Italian pasta dish linguine ai frutti di mare. Our recipe calls for five varieties: clams, mussels, scallops, shrimp, and squid.

Broiled Oysters

Rating: 3.5 stars 29
Oysters take very little time to cook. Our pan-broiled hors d'oeuvre, which consists of oysters tossed with herbs and showered with olive oil and Parmesan, spends just minutes in the oven; serve with crusty bread for soaking up the sauce.

Paella For a Crowd

Rating: 3 stars 46
Perfect for a large dinner party, this paella serves 12, but the recipe can easily be doubled to feed a crowd. It's a spectacular entree packed with calamari, clams, mussels, shrimp, chicken, and pork.

Shucked Oysters with Three Sauces

This crowd-pleasing approach to serving oysters has a little something for everyone: a classic mignonette, a spicy variation with jalapeno, and a zippy fresh horseradish sauce. Shucking your own oysters at home for the first time? Take a look at our comprehensive guide before you buy.

Champagne Mignonette

The addition of Champagne is not essential, but it is particularly delicious. If you are planning to serve some bubbly with your oysters, save a splash for this sauce.

Cioppino (Seafood Stew)

Rating: 3.5 stars 518
This seafood stew, an impressive crowd-pleaser, can be prepared ahead of time and finished just 15 minutes before you serve it. If you leave out the crab legs, use an additional 8 ounces of white fish to keep the stew hearty.

Stovetop Clambake

Rating: 4 stars 5
Lobster, clams, shrimp, and chorizo star in this classic clambake that cooks indoors on the stovetop in a large stockpot. Adding the ingredients in the right order is the secret to this recipe's success; the ones that take longest to cook go in first—and the whole meal is ready in just over half an hour.

Oysters Casino

Rating: 3.5 stars 28
This recipe for oysters casino is from "The Hog Island Oyster Cookbook" by Jairemarie Pomo.

Spicy Mussels and Chorizo

Rating: 3.5 stars 148
Sweet, plump mussels are steamed in a sauce made with tomatoes, garlic, red chile flakes, and wine; chorizo, a Spanish sausage, adds extra heat.
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