Shrimp! Tuna! Mussels! Clams! Whatever your seafood of choice, our guides breakdown the basics when shopping for, cleaning, prepping, and cooking with it.

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Two salmon fillets on a baking sheet that's lined with aluminum foil.
How to Prep Fish Fillets for Even Cooking
A variety of whole fishes displayed on a bed of ice
How to Store Fish in the Refrigerator
Bottarga grated over a bowl of spaghetti.
Bottarga: What It Is, How to Use It, and Whether It’s Worth It
Deeply browned braised swordfish steaks on a platter with a rich tomato, caper, olive sauce.
Agghiotta di Pesce Spada (Sicilian Braised Swordfish With Tomatoes and Olives)
Fried soft shell crab with two slices of bread.
A Beginner's Guide to Soft Shell Crabs
close-up of shrimp scampi
A Comprehensive Guide to Buying Better Shrimp
How to Make the Crispiest Pan-Seared Fish Skin
How to Serve Raw Oysters at Home
An open tin of caviar in a silver server with a decorative spoon.
Serious Eats Guide: How to Buy Caviar
All About Geoduck: The Life of a (Delicious) Oversized Mollusk
Four Pacific razor clams in their shells on a marble slab.
Pacific Razor Clams: How to Catch, Clean, and Cook Them
Closeup of a bottle of aged Italian fish sauce called colatura.
Colatura di Alici: What It Is, Why It’s Worth It, and How to Use It
An assortment of cans and jars of anchovies.
The Best Anchovy Fillets, According to Our Taste Test
A raw octopus lying on a marble countertop
The Best Ways to Cook Octopus
fish spatulas on a marble countertop
I Tested 12 Fish Spatulas to Find the Best for Flipping Fish, Burgers, and More
Rejoice! New Catch Holland Herring Season Is Upon Us
Eat More Fish: A Week's Worth of Pescatarian-Friendly Dishes
The Nasty Bits: Cod Milt Season
Shrimp scampi in a pan with lots of butter, garlic and parsley.
Easy Techniques to Improve Any Shrimp Recipe
A hand holds a shucked oyster while an oyster knife blade slips under the meat to free it from the adductor muscle.
How to Shuck an Oyster | Knife Skills
Mantis Shrimp
How to Carve and Serve Whole Cooked Fish
How To Buy A Lobster | The Food Lab
How to Grill Whole Fish
Shucks Away!
How to Kill, Cook, and Shell a Lobster | The Food Lab
A bottle of clam juice.
Clam Juice: The Insta-Stock You Should Keep in Stock
Crab Innards
Small Fish, Big Bite: All About Anchovies
Lox, Whitefish, and Beyond: An Introduction to Appetizing
How to Prepare Salt-Packed Anchovies
Our Favorite Dried Seafood Snacks
Ceviche And The Science Of Marinades | The Food Lab
A fish fillet seasoned with herbs being cooked on the grill.
How to Grill Skinless Fish Fillets or Steaks
A pile of uncooked periwinkles.
Six fresh, silvery sardines laid neatly next to one another.
How to Clean and Fillet Fresh Sardines
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This Small West Coast Oyster Is Making a Big Comeback
Oyster Mythbusting: Debunking 5 Common Misconceptions
Soft- shells crabs on a towel-lined sheet pan
How to Clean Soft-Shell Crabs
Overhead view of shrimp on a platter
Air-Fryer Shrimp
Mussles in a grey Staub Dutch oven and a side of fries.
Moules Frites
Cajun shrimp on a purple plate.
Cajun Shrimp
A large platter of fritto misto di mare with fried shrimp, squid, and smelt.
Fritto Misto di Mare (Fried Mixed Seafood)
Real Bouillabaisse (Bouillabaisse Marseillaise)
Salmon alongside a tomato eggplant stew, all made on a sheet-pan
Sheet-Pan Salmon With Tomato-Eggplant Compote Recipe
A round gray plate with a pile of fried calamari, two lemon wedges, and a small bowl of marinara sauce.
Fried Calamari With Red Sauce Recipe
Overhead shot of poached shrimp in tomato-based sauce and diced avocado served in cocktail glass
Coctel de Camarones (Mexican Shrimp Cocktail) Recipe
Crispy Pan-Fried Noodles With Seafood Recipe
24 Grilled Shrimp, Salmon, and Seafood Recipes for Memorial Day Weekend
How to Make Aguachile: The Chili-Spiked Mexican Ceviche
Scrambled Eggs with Salmon Roe
Salmon Roe
5 Sous Vide Seafood Recipes for Perfect Lobster, Shrimp, and Fish
Closeup of grilled oysters topped with Parmesan basil compound butter.
24 Clam, Oyster, and Mussel Recipes for Shellfish Lovers
Side view of Mentaiko Spaghetti
Japanese Mentaiko Spaghetti (Pasta With Spicy Cod Roe and Butter Sauce)
raw geoduck on a cutting board
How to Throw a Poke Party
River Cottage's Gravad Max (Mackerel Gravlax)
18 Chilled Seafood Recipes for a Refreshing Summer Meal
Bobby Flay's Skate Amandine with Preserved Lemon Recipe