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Favorite seafood/shellfish?

I was eating with some other 'hounds and we were discussing the diminishing seafood stocks. then we made our wish list of things we would miss most in the absence of seafood and shellfish. I think, pedestrian or not, tuna, in all of its forms, would be most missed by me. followed by oysters and clams.
what seafood items are board favorites?

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  1. Shrimp! I love them fixed just abouot any way but fried, my favorite is Basil Shrimp, then Camerones ala Diabla.

    And then tuna in all its different ways.

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    1. re: chef chicklet

      Second shrimp. I go through about two pounds per week. I'm always looking for new ways to prepare them, but usually just do a scampi with some feta thrown in. If anyone has any good recipes please do share!

      1. re: diablo

        A recipe for Thai Shrimp Basil has been split out of this thread into a new topic on our Home Cooking board. It can be found here: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/504089

      1. do we really have to narrow it down?

        I can't think of a single one I'd cross off the list. 'course though I've never tried barnacles. they must have some purpose outside of keeping boathands busy.

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        1. Sea scallops No. 1, followed by dungeness crab, sole and shrimp.

          1. Crab (all kinds)
            White Fish
            Tuna (fresh not canned)

            1. If I had to pick my two favorite seafood dishes, they are pretty simple. Escargot in the tradiitonal butter, garlic, and herbs & fresh raw tuna. I actually prefer raw fish to cooked fish for the most part. Runners up would be clams, shrimp, and scallops.

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              1. re: jhopp217

                I always thought escargot were land snails....do agree on the raw fish, though I like seafood any way, really ----

                I would miss, in order of importance: salmon, shrimp, oysters, lobster, yellowtail, mussels & clams, squid & octopus, monkfish ...

                The (chow) world would SUCK without seafood.

              2. I don't know that life without oysters is worth living. When I think of all the years that I thought they looked too yucky to eat, i could cry.

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                1. re: JonParker

                  Parker, you need to read "The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell " by Mark Kurlansky if you haven't already.


                2. all shellfish
                  Tuna, Salmon, Catfish, and Porgies

                  1. Shellfish top my list starting with lobster, then crab, then shrimp. Although I love white fish, I would miss salmon if it was no more- on Easter we had it baked on bed of garlic and fennel fronds, rubbed with garlic and covered with tangerine slices including peel - clearly I am still thinking about it....

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                    1. re: torty

                      Langostines aka Dublin bay prawns aka norway lobsters aka-well, you get the idea
                      These things are great provided you get the real things ( a lot of the pre packed onese from S. America are actually small crayfish ) back when I was in colledge, and had acess to a supermarket that sold them fozen (at about the same price as shrimp) at least one a week I used to saute them in a little margerine, garlic, italian seasoning and parmesan that plus some good frech bread was a meal made in heaven (plus i would put the leftover sauce in the fridge overnigh then discard the greasy bit and eat the remaing aspic the next day.

                    2. Atlantic blue crabs steamed with plenty of Old Bay seasoning.