What's a cataplana? It's a delicious Portuguese dish and the cookware it's made in, shaped like a clam. So make sure you have a cataplana before you try out this recipe for Portuguese cataplana. It's super tasty, with lisbon sauce, stew, and seafood! Traditionally, a copper c ...more
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This video from the website What to Cook When shows us how to crack open the crab legs and get the meat out of them. Firstly starting with the cluster of legs, simply grab one of the legs and break it off of the cluster. Now simply grab the leg and starting with the joint, bre ...more
Grilling lobster tails is quick and easy thanks to this easy method from Chef Jason Hill. Many people are intimidated on how to cook lobster, but grilled lobster tails are an impressive and simple way to go. If you have a Maine lobster or other variety of lobster, simply split ...more
Deveining a shrimp is simple, but it's one of those basic techniques many people don't know how to do. Watch this video to learn from an expert. Devein shrimp like an expert. Click through to watch this video on how2heroes.com
This video shows how to cook cockles, which are a variety of small clam. First, it is explained that the cockles must be first well-washed in cold water to remove sand. Cockles are only safe to cook if they're still alive; generally, they will be tightly closed if they're aliv ...more
If you’re not quite sure how to prepare your lobster tails Andy from the Lobster Gram test kitchen will show you how prepare an exceptional tail by boiling for half the time and then grilling the rest. You can use an outdoor or indoor grill for this method. Step 1 Boil live ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to boil blue crab with home with Beryl Stokes. Before you begin, place the crabs in ice water for at least 30 minutes. Next, boil a large pot with water and a medium pot with water. Prepare your ingredients which are: white vinegar, Tabasco sauce ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to properly poach shrimp. Poaching will make your shrimp tender instead of tough, which is what happens when you boil shrimp. To know if your water is at poaching temperature, it will be steaming and hot to the touch. When it hurts to touch the w ...more
How to prepare and crack Alaskan King Crab legs About 90% of the crab legs are already cooked on the boat. So you are really not cooking them you are just heating them up. To heat them you can put them in a big frying pan with a little bit of water. Cover the pan with a lid an ...more
Ming Tsai with Simply Ming explains some shrimp basics. When you prep shrimp, you have to de-vein it, and you have to take the shell off. First cut off the head. Take a knife and slice sideways through the shell. Take out the vein, then get 3 bowls of water and add salt to 2 o ...more
Periwinkle are one of the most overlooked and underrated members of the seafood family. Try this Portuguese and Asian treat you can find on the rocks near salt water. Watch this how to video to learn how to prepare this escargot with garlic powder, pepper and a little seaweed. ...more
Thai street vendor food can be quiet inexpensive, not to mention absolutely delicious! But what is their secret to these sidewalk dishes? Follow along with this cooking how to video as a Thai food vendor shows you how to make a fried mussel pancake. It can be made with oysters ...more
Web Chef demonstrates how to prepare and clean snow crab. First, fill a large pot halfway full of water, add a dash of sea salt and bring it to a boil. Throw in the crabs, replace the lid and cook them for 15 minutes. Remove the crabs from the pot and run them under cold water ...more
This video demonstrates how to shell, devein, and butterfly shrimp. For this, you will need a paring knife or a pair of kitchen shears and large shrimp. Cut the shrimp along the back of the shrimp. Remove the shell. If you want to leave the tails on, then don’t cut through the ...more
This short vide shows you how to prepare and clean live blue crabs before cooking them. There is also some blue crab anatomy pictures in the video. Maybe some crab beginners will find this helpful.
The easiest and most efficient way to pick Maryland Blue Crabs. Some unique shortcuts that make this sometimes time-consuming task a lot easier. Brought to you by the staff at RePoBrain.com Eat a Maryland blue crab. Click through to watch this video on repobrain.com
In this tutorial, we learn how to cook Jamaican curry garlic crab legs. First, place your crab legs in a large pot and sprinkle ground black pepper on them. Then, sprinkle on some garlic powder and curry that has been mixed with 1 c melted butter. Then, turn your stove on medi ...more
Lobster, cooked in the oven or on grilled, is a gourmet treat. This is a recipe for grilled lobster that can also be cooked in the oven. This succulent recipe is better than anything Red Lobster has to offer. Watch this how to video and cook a lobster yourself with this recipe ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to split and clean rock shrimp. The rock shrimp looks similar to the regular shrimp, except it has a hard outer shell. Begin by taking off the head of the rock shrimp. Now take a knife and cut down the middle of the shrimp to open the ...more
Nilasing na hipon translates to drunken shrimp and it gets it’s name because the shrimp are soaked in wine before they are breaded and fried. The alcohol will cook off and you will be left with this delicious Filipino shrimp and vegetable dish. Ingredients: 1 lb shrimp, head ...more
Watch this video to learn how to peel and devein shrimp. Deveining is not necessary, but many people like to do it to make the shrimp look better.
This video demonstrates how to devein shrimp. In order to devein shrimp, you will need the following, raw shrimp and a knife. The first thing you will need to do is remove the head of the shrimp. Remove the head by placing one hand on the head and the other hand on the body. G ...more
Check out this instructional cooking video that demonstrates an easy way to de-vein and peel a prawn or shrimp. Just follow the simple steps as outlined in this cooking tutorial and learn the proper way to remove the vein from a pawn or shrimp. This is a matter of personal tas ...more
A tribute to Julia Child that you will love for its intense flavor! For this dish, you will need: 3 live lobsters or 6 lobster tails, olive oil, 1 medium carrot, 1 medium onion, 3 tablespoon minced shallots, 1 clove mashed garlic, 1/3 cup cognac, 1 tablespoon chopped tomatoes, ...more
Perfect for an elegant dinner party, or just a romantic night in. Even if you've never cooked lobster before, this tutorial makes it easy. Stuff it with lobster, crab, shrimp and scallops and then bake it with butter and lemon. Make a delicious baked stuffed lobster. Click thr ...more
Watch this cooking how-to video as Tracy cooks some authentic okra and saltfish. This veggie and seafood dish is very popular in Jamaica. Follow along this Jamaican cooking lesson and learn how to make okra and saltfish. Ingredients for okra and saltfish: 1/2 lb Saltfish (dri ...more
Not quite sure if you can eat limpets? Well this guy does and he shows you how to eat them too.
It's rewarding and therapeutic to dig your own quahogs (aka clams). Have some question about where to get started? Like where do you buy the supplies? How do you get a license? What time of the year can you dig? The mysteries of acquiring these mollusks are solved in this scen ...more
Generally, we hate putting in extra effort to prepare a food (waiting four hours for a stew to finally marinate and for all the beef to soak in the garlic, onions, and spices we tossed in? Boring). But we're willing to make that extra effort when it comes to shrimp because we ...more
Beer adds a nice yeasty flavor to this batter, which can also be used for fish and chips or any other fried seafood. You Will Need * 2 1/2 c. flour * 1/2 tsp. salt * 1 tbsp. paprika * A 12-ounce bottle beer * 2 lb. shrimp * Vegetable oil * Lemon wedges * Cocktail sauce * A dee ...more
The food editor at Coastal Living demonstrates how easy it is to work with fresh unpeeled shrimp. Colossal shrimp are very easy to peel. Watch this demonstration to learn how to prepare raw shrimp for cooking this holiday season. Shrimp makes the perfect Christmas dinner appet ...more
Skewer shrimp on the grill. She uses bamboo skewers, large prawns and a common grill. ANG Food Editor Jenny Slafkosky shows us how to properly skewer shrimp.
The longer you let this New Orleans classic sit, the better it will taste. For this dish, you will need: 2 sticks butter, 1 cup olive oil, 3 chopped onions, 3 stalks celery, 2 green peppers, 10 cloves of garlic, 2 bay leaves, 1 can Rotel tomatoes, 1 can diced tomatoes, 2 table ...more
This recipe is for a shrimp cocktail like none other you have ever tasted! Ingredients you will need for the Court Bouillon: Water Onions Garlic Lemon Bay leaf Peppercorns Tarragon sprigs Old bay seasoning Salt First we are going to make a poaching liquid for fish c ...more
In America, the only seafood cake most people are familiar with is the crab cake. This video will teach you a recipe for a whole different kind of fish cake: prawn cakes. Prawns are the largest and most savory member of the shrimp family, and this recipe combines them with pot ...more
Don't waste any of the meat on a Maryland blue crab. In this video, you'll learn how to eat a Maryland blue crab the right way. Just follow along - first the claws, then the shell. Make sure to use a sharp knife, and don't cut yourself! What are you waiting for? Get cracking!
In this video, we learn how to kill and cook lobster. It's much more humane to kill a lobster before cooking it, so it has a quick death instead of boiling to death. First, you want to freeze the lobster for 20 minutes, which will numb it down and slow down its movements. Plac ...more
Thai street vendor food can be quiet inexpensive, not to mention absolutely delicious! But what is their secret to these sidewalk dishes? Here is a basic fried rice commonly made by street vendors and fine restaurants alike. It's best to use day-old rice that's been cooked and ...more
Spring time means soft shell crabs. In this cooking how to video tutorial Mark Bittman, from the New York Times, demonstrates how to cook pasta with soft-shell crabs. Watch and prepare yourself for a delicious pasta and soft shell crab recipe brought to you by the dining secti ...more
Summertime is grilling time! Watch this video on how to make delicious grilled clams and mussels with garlic. Perfect seafood recipe for your summer backyard BBQ! Clams and mussels ingredients: Foil roasting pan 6 tbsp butter 2 tbsp olive oil 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 large s ...more