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How To: Make court-bouillon poached prawns and king crab legs

In this video we learn how to make court-bouillon poached prawns and king crab legs. First, boil some pickling spice, wine, celery, and onions then let this simmer for an hour. After this simmers, you will grab your prawns and dump them inside of the pot. Let these boil until they have cooked, then take them out. After this, grab your crab legs and cook them with melted butter that has been seasoned with your favorite types of seasonings. Score the sides of the legs so the flavor can get thro...

How To: Cook Jamaican curry garlic crab legs

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 medium and let the crab legs cook for a few minutes. Then the oil heat up so the crab legs absorb the flavor. Add in 1 c water in the side of the pot so it doesn't cover the crab legs. Place the top on the pot and let it boi...

How To: Cook some southern-style snow crab legs

In this tutorial, we learn how to cook some southern-style snow crab legs. First, boil some water with vinegar and lemon juice inside of it. After this, add in more spices to the pot. You can add in veggies, garlic, onions, and whatever else you'd like for your crabs. After you have added all of these in, you will place your snow crab legs inside of the water and close the pot with the cap. Let these boil in the water until they are fully cooked. When they are finished, serve these with addit...

How To: Make Alaskan king crab legs

In this tutorial, we learn how to make Alaskan king crab legs. You will need: 1 lb crab meat, 1 dice medium onion, 5 minced garlic cloves, 1/4 c dry white wine, 1 lightly beaten egg, 2 tbsp mayo, 2 c panko bread crumbs, salt, pepper, and olive oil. First, heat up the olive oil in a skillet, then add onions and saute. After this, add in the garlic, then add in the dry white wine. Bring to a simmer, then turn off and set aside to cool. Then pour in bowl with crab meat and add in egg, mayo, salt...

How To: Make marinated grilled king crab legs

In this video, we learn how to make marinated grilled king crab legs. First, heat up 1/4 c butter in a pan, then add in some lemon juice and dried parsley. Mix all of these together in the pan until it's all combined then add in some Dijon mustard to taste. Now, pour this into a bowl and then brush it over your king crab meat. Grill the meat over high heat and then let it grill for a few minutes. When it's finished, brush the marinade over the meat once more and then serve with your favorite ...

How To: Cook shrimp with green masala spices

In this tutorial, we learn how to cook shrimp with green masasla spices. Green chilies, coriander leaves, mint, and shrimp are used to make it green. To start, place oil and chopped onions inside of a sautŽ pan. Then, add in a pinch of salt and fry until they are brown. Once brown, add in turmeric, ginger paste, garlic paste, coriander powder, mint, and green chili paste. Cook this until it's thick, then ad din chopped curry leaves. Once finished, add in some shrimp and mix the sauce onto the...

How To: Cook stir fried praws with curry powder and eggs

In this video, we learn how to cook stir fried prawns with curry powder and eggs. You will need: fresh prawns peeled and deveined, ginger, garlic, black pepper paste, curry powder, white sugar, spring onions, onions, red chilies, two fresh eggs, roasted chili paste, chili paste oil, soy sauce, and oyster sauce. First, crack two eggs in a bowl, then add in the soy sauce, curry powder, sugar, oyster sauce, milk, and red chili paste. Beat this together, then heat up a wok on medium heat and add ...

How To: Peel, Clean, and Devein Shrimp with a Knife

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 love our shrimp recipes.

How To: Make Mediterranean crab cakes topped with heirloom tomato vinaigrette

This is a Greek twist on the crab cakes we all know and love, with a tzatziki being the creative addition to the delicious fried crab cakes. The tzatziki is a wonderful Greek yogurt and cucumber sauce, which compliments the fresh avocado relish and the creamy heirloom tomato vinaigrette that gets its gorgeous color from the variety of colors you can choose from in heirlooms. You can make most of the components of this dish ahead of time, then just blend the vinaigrette ingredients and cook up...

How To: Cook a simple green curry with shrimp and white rice

Curry is the staple of Asian cooking, but it takes a real touch to get the perfect curry. Once you know the basic recipe of how to make it you're in the clear. In this video you will learn how to make a basic green curry with shrimp in detail. Everything from sauteing the shrimp and making the curry itself to the final plating. Bon Appetite!

How To: Make garlic shrimp just like the Oahu food trucks

Hawaii is definitely a beautiful place, and a popular vacation destination. But if you are a foodie, you know that the best part about Hawaii is the food! And in Oahu, the locals know that the best stuff is the garlic shrimp that you can get at the food trucks. But instead of going out and buying a plane ticket to Hawaii, let chef Jason Hill take you through the steps in making your own!

How To: Make the perfect bite-sized fried clams (with small bellies)

If you want to fry up some clams, but know absolutely nothing about frying clams, then you're in luck— this video recipe pits Chef Keith Pooler against some beautiful and bold clams, which he turns into a simple, but delicious meal. It's made with his preference of Maine Select clams with smaller bellies, thus creating "the perfect bite." The clams are dredged in a mix of corn flour and all-purpose flours then fried crispy yet maintaining the soft and juicy clam inside. Try some homemade tart...

How To: Find, rinse and shuck oysters

This video will not only show you how to shuck oysters, but it will also give you some simple tips to making sure you have the best oysters for you favorite recipe. Make sure you get the right ones! Then see how to clean them and the move on to shucking them! Shucked oysters makes great appetizers and party platters.

How To: Make a quick and easy shrimp stir fry

In this video, we learn how to make a quick and easy shrimp stir fry. First, you will take your shrimp and thaw them out, then add salt, pepper, bbq sauce, sugar, and corn starch to marinate them. Leave this on the shrimp for 15 minutes. Then, take 2 tbsp salt and 2 tbsp red wine vinegar and mix together. After this, add in 2 tbsp soy sauce and 1 tbsp spicy sauce. Mix this all together until well combined, and this will be your stir fry sauce. Now, heat your wok up with oil and then place in ...

How To: Make healthy baked crab cakes with Ellie Krieger

Who doesn't want to enjoy a nice big bowl of freshly fried crab cakes on a warm summer's day? These bite-sized shellfish goodies are delicious, sure, but they definitely not as charming on your waistline. If you still want to fit into your bikini without giving up crab cakes entirely, then this is the perfect crab cake recipe for you to make.

How To: Cook grilled shrimp with lemon aioli

Yum yum, FoodWishes does it again. This recipe is perfect for a summer evening. Learn how to cook grilled shrimp with lemon aioli. The lemon aioli in this recipe is cured, which adds a nice sour touch to contrast with the freshness of the shrimp. Make sure you use quality ingredients so that everything stands out!

How To: Make caramelized ginger shrimp hors d'oeuvres

Shrimp is a great appetizer and a great hors d'oeuvre, especially when you add ginger to the mix. This video will show you the recipe for caramelized ginger shrimp which are the perfect sweet and sour hors d'oeuvres. It's great for parties or for a simple meal at home… they don't have to be just hors d'œuvre.

How To: Boil blue crabs at home, Cajun style

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, onions, limes, green onions, garlic, salt, and pepper. Now, squeeze your lime into the medium pot and drop in slices. Add in salt to the large and medium pot and put onions in as well. Add in your garlic and green onio...

How To: Grill lemon herb shrimp with the Barefoot Contessa

In this video, learn how to grill up a fantastic dinner in no time. Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa, will show you how to make grilled lemon herb shrimp in this quick tutorial. This tangy shellfish dish is perfect for summer parties and cooks well outdoors. So, the next time you are spending the summer on the beach and need a fishy dish to complete your menu - give this one a try. You will not be disappointed! Enjoy!

How To: Make tasty deep-fried shrimp at home

Interested in making deep-fried shrimp in your home kitchen? With the proper equipment and technique, it's easier than you'd think. So easy, in fact, that this free video cooking lesson can present a complete overview of the process in about six minutes. For more information, including the full recipe, and to get started making your own fried shrimp, watch this video guide.

How To: Boil Cajun style Southern crabs

In this video, we learn how to properly cook crabs. First, bring a lot of water in a very large pot to a boil. Next, add in 1 dozen each of corn, onions, and potatoes. After this, add in your salt and seasonings and let boil for about 12-15 minutes, until the vegetables are soft. Now, set aside the vegetables to use at a later time. Now place your crabs in boiling water along with lemons that are cut in half. Boil the crabs until they are cooked thoroughly and then let them cool until you can...

How To: Poach shrimp properly

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 water, then you will know it's ready to be mixed with a lot of salt. Once it's the right seasoning and temperature, add in your ice cold shrimp. While the shrimp are inside of the water, move them around with a strainer u...

How To: Make steamed garlic mussels at home

In order to prepare Steamed Mussels, you will need to clean them well in cold water. Scrub them well. Chop a shallot into very thin slices. Dice 3 cloves of garlic. You will also need a pinch of saffron, 3-4 lbs of mussels, heavy cream, wine, olive oil, salt, white wine, crushed black pepper, and salt.

How To: Make prawn cakes with potatoes

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 potatoes and some vegetables and then fries them in a pan to create a savory, whole-meal-in-one-piece final product.

How To: Make lobster arancini (fried rice balls)

Nothing tastes better than "fried". Even lobster. Even rice. Yes, and in combination, fried rice and lobster meat in a tightly pack crusted ball of yumminess is one of the best things you can try at home for the courageous at heart. What's it called? Lobster arancine.

How To: Make a seafood stew with Bobby Flay

Celebrity chef Bobby Flay teaches us to make an elaborate seafood stew. If you really want to impress some open-minded guests and have some experience making your way around the grill, than this recipe is for you. It involves several kind of shellfish, anodouille sausage, and a secret ingredient that even the aforementioned open-minded guests are better off not knowing about: anchovies. Don't be scared, when combined with all of the other ingredients they go from dominating the dish, as they ...