Oysters, Mussels & Clams Recipes

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

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Broiled Oysters

Rating: 3.45 stars
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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.

Cioppino (Seafood Stew)

Rating: 3.44 stars
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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.

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.

Mussels in White Wine and Garlic

Rating: 3.37 stars
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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.

Italian Seafood Salad

Seafood is a must for the Feast of the Seven Fishes, an Italian Christmas Eve tradition. This salad with squid, shrimp, mussels, and crab is a delicious way to kick off the meal.

Spicy Mussels and Chorizo

Rating: 3.72 stars
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Sweet, plump mussels are steamed in a sauce made with tomatoes, garlic, red chile flakes, and wine; chorizo, a Spanish sausage, adds extra heat.

Baked Oysters

Ensure that you don'tlose a drop of juice by nestling your shellfish in salt. Fill a shallow ovenproof servingdish with coarse salt or sea salt, and place oysters in it as you shuck them. This willprevent them from tipping as you fill theirshells and while you move them in and out ofthe oven. The salt also provides an attractive crystalline backdrop that retains heat.

One-Pot Clam Bake

This is the ultimate one-pot meal with shrimp, clams, potatoes and corn. Don't stint on the garlic!

Creamy Mussels

Rating: 3.83 stars
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This dish is based on classic moules mariniere, with a bit of cream added.

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.
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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.