Shellfish Buying Chart

Here is a quick guide to know how much shellfish is in a serving.

  Type of Shellfish  Amount per Serving
Littleneck or Cherrystone Clams, in the shell 6 to 8
Clams, soft shell 12 to 20
Mussels in the shell
2 pounds
Oysters in the shell 6 to 8
Oysters, shucked
1/2 pint
Scallops, shucked 5 ounces
Shrimp, headless
6 to 8 ounces
Shrimp, peeled and deveined 4 to 5 ounces
Lobster, whole 1 per person

Knowing the ins and outs of shellfish is sure to help you better prepare shellfish dishes at home. The tips featured in this article will help you on your way.

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