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Shellfish

Shellfish are the typical fare served as a main dish in most higher-end restaurants and make up the "surf" part of a surf-and-turf cuisine. The most popular shellfish are lobster, crab, shrimp and scallops.

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Learn how to prepare shellfish like lobster, crab, shrimp and scallops that will rival even the best seafood restaurants.


Pan-Fried Shrimp Marinated in Lime, Tomatillo and Cilantro

Our Pan-Fried Shrimp Marinated in Lime, Tomatillo and Cilantro recipe will blow your mind! Make your own Pan-Fried Shrimp Marinated in Lime, Tomatillo and Cilantro. See more »

Sugar Cane Skewered Shrimp, Marinated with Lime, Chili and Chives

Our Sugar Cane Skewered Shrimp, Marinated with Lime, Chili and Chives recipe will knock your socks off! Learn how to make your own Sugar Cane Shrimp. See more »

Emeril's chicken, andouille, and shrimp jambalaya. Check out our recipe for chicken, andouille and shrimp jambayla. See more »

Emeril's crispy fried eggplant with shrimp and crabmeat cream sauce. See more »

Emeril's shrimp and okra gumbo and cajun spice blend recipes. Check out our recipes for shrimp and okra cumbo. See more »

Shrimp Fra Diavolo

Shrimp Fra Diavolo from Hunt's features succulent shrimp, simmered in a spicy tomato sauce and served over pasta. It makes a great weeknight meal that the whole family will enjoy. See more »

If you're looking for a spicy seafood dish, try this recipe for curried crab and dumplings, submitted by a user from the Take Home Chef forums. See more »

Shrimp and Broccoli Stir-fry

With Shrimp and Broccoli Stir-fry from Home Made Simple, you can make a gourmet meal with half the hassle. Learn the recipe at TLC Cooking. See more »

Learn how to prepare shellfish like lobster, crab, shrimp and scallops that will rival even the best seafood restaurants. See more »

Learn how to prepare shellfish like lobster, crab, shrimp and scallops that will rival even the best seafood restaurants. See more »