Clams/Mussels/Oysters

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  1. Carcharodon Registered

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    Not too long ago I had to dissect a couple of clams and mussels. Now, I love them, and they're incredibly tasty, but upon my dissection I came to what should have been an amazingly obvious realization:

    When you eat those things, you're eating it all: heart, gills, metabolic waste, intestines, clam/mussel/oyster poop, etc. Everything.

    Now they're so tasty that even this thought couldn't deter me, but does it bother anybody else? Have you ever thought about it?
     
  2. Kmack Cheers!

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    This is exactly why I don't eat them:p
     
  3. cookiva Registered

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    Mussels are so good though....
     
  4. Logan's Runt Runtmuffin

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    They're delicious, they don't make me throw up, so I don't have a problem.
     
  5. Mr. Socko Registered

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    I don't eat anything from the sea besides fish.:csad:
     
  6. tzarinna Mamochka

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    Yes, I only recently thought about it. I made pasta and threw mussels in the sauce and while eating I kept looking a little too closely and saw the EYES! :wow: :csad:
    Kept eating it though. :rolleyes:
    New England Clam Chowder for dinner tonight. :woot:
     
  7. Asteroid-Man Registered

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    They look like snot but taste-a-likes they're not!
     
  8. SuBe Voluntaryist

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    And, most of that kind of sea food are bottome dwellers, so you eat re-pooped poop. But, there are tasty with a Garlic Butter sauce.
     
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    never eaten any of them . . . the consistency scares me . . . and now that you bring up the poop, innards, etc. point I DEF won't be trying them :down
     
  10. tzarinna Mamochka

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    Mmmmmm, Oyster Rockefeller. :heart:
     
  11. bell110 Drunk on Capitol Hill

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    Do you chew them, or just swallow them down?
     
  12. tzarinna Mamochka

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    I've never eaten them raw. Blech.
     
  13. Wilhelm-Scream Registered

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    Actually the average person eats 4 to 5 raw oysters in their sleep annually.
     
  14. tzarinna Mamochka

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    Ya don't say. *googles*
     
  15. Steve Rogers Registered

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    I'm from the seacoast of New England. I grew up on all kinds of shellfish. Never once thought they were disgusting. I could see someone from the midwest or something thinking the concept of eating a mollusk a little weird...but it was always second nature to me.

    Mmmmmm steamers.... *drools*
     
  16. Carcharodon Registered

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    Not all shellfish are mollusks. :o But I see your point.
     
  17. psychocheeseman Registered

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    which ones aren't? even cephalopods are mollusks... i can't think of any others...
     
  18. Carcharodon Registered

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    Well, technically, crabs and shrimp are included among the category of, "shellfish." Of the Clams and Mussels, they are indeed mollusks.
     
  19. The Chairman Pimps' Main Prophet

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    I don't like oysters, but I love clams, especially Baked Clams. I had literally about 10 or so this past Christmas. I'm a huge seafood junkie.
     
  20. Arkady Rossovich Registered

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    Eating them all,comes with that fact..but it's best not to think about it.
     
  21. rizzo51 the invisible poster

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    mmm i love clams
     
  22. AndThePickles Kiss the girl

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    I don't like all three.
     
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    I lurve all three. Pickles is a poophead.
     
  24. AndThePickles Kiss the girl

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    You can have clams, mussels, and oysters. I'll have my lobster, crabs, and fish :heart:
     
  25. Fran Banned User

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    I'm not a big seafood fan.

    I've never dared to try clams, mussels or oysters :yay:
     

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