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How to Eat Shark's Eye / Atlantic Moon Snail / Polinices Duplicatus

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How to Eat Shark's Eye / Atlantic Moon Snail / Polinices Duplicatus

cimui | Jul 20, 2009 11:36 PM

I've been finding these attractive, but evidently goonish creatures all over the beach: http://www.mitchellspublications.com/...

A few of the ones I collected today after the tide went out were still alive and kicking. I brought them home and boiled them for a while until they seemed cooked through (envisioning a conch-like appetizer), but wussed out on taking a bite at the last minute, after I pulled one guy out of his shell and discovered a soft, grey, odd-smelling mass at the end (from the innermost part of the shell), which I'm guessing are glands of some sort. I don't think these fellows are poisonous, but thought there might be a reason why I couldn't find any recipes for them at all. My dog also turned up his nose (but then, again, he's picky and doesn't like most shellfish).

So, as always, when my old pal Google gives me no love, I turn to 'Hounds for expert advice: Are Shark's Eye mollusks edible / nutritious / delicious?

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