How Do I Know When Shellfish is Cooked?

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How Do I Know When Shellfish is Cooked?
  • Raw shrimp: it will turn pink and become firm
  • Live oysters, clams, and mussels: the shells will open when they are done
  • Shucked oysters, clams, and mussels: they will become plump and opaque. The edges of the oysters will start to curl
  • Scallops: they will turn white or opaque and become firm to the touch
  • Crab and lobster: the shells will turn bright red and the meat will become white or opaque.

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