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mollusks [4]click to hear

Usually marine-dwelling, soft-bodied invertebrates; some have shells and are sold live.
mollusks [4] flat oyster cupped Pacific oyster blue mussel razor clam limpet

flat oyster click to hear

Less common than the cupped oyster, with a completely flat lower shell; the belon variety is particularly prized.

cupped Pacific oyster click to hear

Juicy and meaty, with a well-developed lower shell; like all oysters, it is often eaten raw, either plain or with lemon juice.

blue mussel click to hear

Fresh mussels are usually poached in broth or steamed until they open; those that fail to open should be discarded.

razor clam click to hear

Elongated mollusk of the clam family, with a shell sharp enough to cut skin, hence its name.

limpet click to hear

It has a single shell and is eaten raw with lemon juice or vinegar, or grilled, with butter.