Shell Fish

By TopazDee Latest Reply 2014-02-16 07:06:35 -0600
Started 2014-02-15 06:45:22 -0600

I love shellfish but have never seen anything to say if it's a yes or no food for my new way of living, do you have any info or experiences with these please friend.

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Type1Lou 2014-02-15 08:22:49 -0600 Report

Most fish in and of itself, including shellfish, are very low in carbs (if you avoid some of the sweeter sauces and breadcrumb coatings used in preparation…always take into account how the shellfish is prepared.) One of the things to be wary of though, is the "imitation crab or lobster" or surimi. It has more carbs than the real shellfish: read the packaging label Oysters are also higher in carbs than clams or mussels: 6 medium steamed oysters have 15 grams of carb; 3 oz of steamed clams has 4 grams and 3 oz of steamed mussels has 6 grams according to my carb guide. Hope this helps!

jigsaw 2014-02-15 08:21:45 -0600 Report

Shellfish, like many fish is a good source of protein, and low in carbs. Eliminate cooking shellfish with bread crumbs, and frying or using excess butter, and there are many healthy choices. I eat various types of shellfish ( shrimps, scallops, lobster ) every now and then. They are expensive, but so delicious with health benefits.
Here are a couple of informative links:

TopazDee 2014-02-16 03:24:40 -0600 Report

Thanks Jigsaw have saved links so very helpful as I love crab and prawns (shrimps) fell in love with red snapper when on holiday visiting my son and family in OZ, I like most fish as long as its not presented with head and tail on I think the only fish I have tried I just can't eat is tuna.
You certainly are a mind of information it's great to be able to call you friend as I know you can help me in many ways, wouldn't it be great id DC had an open Skype forum where we could all actually see and talk face to face with each other.

jigsaw 2014-02-16 07:06:35 -0600 Report

Thankyou TopazDee! I hope you enjoy the wealth of seafood that is available. I love seafood also! I recently had some jumbo Argentine shrimp. It tastes like lobster! Amazingly delicious.