Where we teach you everything you need to know about the world's best Shellfish found only at Bralow's Fresh Fish & Seafood.
Premium Pink Shrimp
We ONLY carry Premium Pink Shrimp in the following sizes:
Medium - 41 to 50 per pound.
Large - 26 to 30 per pound.
Extra Large - 16 to 20 per pound.
Jumbo - under 15 per pound.
Little Neck Clams
Little Neck Clams - Clams are bivalve mollusks with two shells (valves). Hard-shell Clams have a thick grayish shell and can live for more than 150 years. Clams do not have a head or eyes, but do have kidneys, a heart and mouth. Little Neck Clams, named after Little Neck Bay on Long Island, once a center of the clam trade, are the smallest hard clam. A live hard-shell Clam will have a tightly closed shell or will close if tapped. Make sure that Clams are alive before cooking.
Available DailyMussels - Mussels are bivalve mollusks with two shells (valves). Mussels are sweet, tender, delicate, plump and juicy. They vary from creamy colors in males and apricot for females. Cultivated mussels are grown on ropes suspended above the sea floor. Their beards are removed and they are cleaner than wild mussels. Live mussels should have tightly closed shells full of juice. Take care that Mussels are alive before cooking.
The aquaculture industry most prized for culture grown mussels is located on Prince Edward Island, Canada. Shellfish aquaculture activities in PEI are conducted in nineteen bay systems around the island. Because PEI aquaculture occurs in a natural environment, the industry has a requirement for pollution-free waters. Over the years, PEI mussels have gained international reputation as superior quality shellfish.
We ONLY carry Prince Edward Island cultured Mussels.
Because Scallops cannot survive outside of water like Clams, Mussels and Oysters they are shucked quickly after being caught. However, since they are found in deep waters, many ships go out for multiple days. This means longer voyages that force fisherman to catch and shuck scallops up to a week before returning to shore. Only Day-boat Scallops are caught within a 24-hour period and brought to market immediately.
Additionally, because of the need for ships to travel far from the coast to catch Scallops there is a tendency to treat early caught Scallops with chemical phosphates that will help to retain moisture and soak up additional water.
We only carry "Day-Boat" Scallops that are "Chemical-Free."
Blue Claw Crabs
Not Currently In Season!
Blue Claw Crab meat has a rich, sweet, succulent , and buttery flavor. The body meat is white, tender, and delicately flavored, while the claw meat is brownish with a nuttier flavor. Crabs should be kept alive prior to cooking by keeping them cool and dry. Crabs should never be placed in a container of water as they will quickly die from lack of oxygen. Crabs that have been chilled may appear dead, but will begin showing movement as they warm.
Picked Blue Crab meat is packed in 1 pound containers and sold in retail markets. Colossal or Jumbo lump is the largest and most expensive; Super Lump is a bit smaller, followed by Lump and finally backfin the smallest bits from the body. The darker, stringier Claw meat is also packaged and relatively inexpensive.
Not Currently In Season!
Soft-shell Crabs are separated by size, not sex, with the largest called Whales, then smaller Jumbos, then Primes, and the smallest are called Hotels. They are almost entirely edible, with a salty, sweet taste.
Alaskan King Crab Legs
Alaskan Snow Crab Clusters
Brazilian Rock Lobster Tails
Brazilian Rock Lobster are warm water Lobster. Many different warm water Lobster Tails inhabit the waters of the world, and each are named for their specific country of origin. By far, the best and most sought after warm water Lobster Tails come from Brazil.