This is the easiest, most delicious way to enjoy fresh shellfish, whether in your backyard or at the beach. The variations are endless; and best of all, the foil creates its own bowl and leaves no dishes to be washed!
In general, plan on ½ pound shellfish per person for appetizers and 1 pound each for mains. Make sure shellfish is fresh and has been properly handled—it’s always best to purchase it from a reputable fishmonger. And be sure to discard any clams or mussels that don’t open when they cook.