Thanks for the info. But, tell me, how do crabs survive in the water w/out their claws??? Seems strange to me to take away what allows them to move, eat & survive.
So, on to the conch, do these things come in shells like abalone, or mussels, basically, are they shellfish?? Would I use clam juice like in clam chowder, or seafood stock, which I should have made w/ plenty of shrimp shells that I always throw away instead of taking Emeril's advice to refreeze