Matt Dean Pettit, chef, co-owner and founder of Rock Lobster restaurants and Matty's Seafood Brands, is back with a new book to delight your taste buds. Whether you've been to one of his restaurants, picked up some of his food from your local supermarket, experimented in the kitchen with lobster recipes from his first book, The Great Lobster Cookbook, or are looking for a fresh, go-to resource, Matt's enthusiasm is contagious. As you can probably guess, seafood is one of his true loves and The Great Shellfish Cookbook brings that love to life. The Great Shellfish Cookbook takes any level of home cook on a delicious food tour that focuses on Matt's favorite kinds of shellfish. In much the same way as he demystified lobster in his first book, Matt is back to teach you shellfish 101, show you how and where to buy fresh shellfish, how to store it, and, of course, how to cook it. Inside, you'll find both fun and approachable dishes for every meal, featuring crab, oysters, mussels, scallops, squid, octopus, clams, prawns, and, of course, lobster. If you're a home cook ready to expand your horizons, you'll love the chapter on exotic shellfish like periwinkles, conch, crawfish and sea urchin. And with a focus on sustainability and protecting our oceans, you'll learn how to enjoy your favorite shellfish dishes while balancing a respect for our environment. A new cookbook classic for all seafood lovers, The Great Shellfish Cookbook will have you running to the kitchen to prepare new and exciting recipes for your family and friends.