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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: 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: Shuck a fresh oyster straight from the beach

In this video, Bill Dewey will show you the best way to shuck an oyster. You should have a knife and a glove so you will not cut yourself. Place the oyster on your glove hand. Keep the pointed side towards you. Take the knife and place it into the hinge. Twist the knife until you hear the hinge pop. Keep the knife against the top shell and scrape against the top towards the muscle. Now, open it up and cut the oyster from the bottom shell. Keep the liquor from moving off the shell. Now the oys...

How To: Prepare and grill lobster tails

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.

How To: Make Pakistani prawn biryani

Here is another fantastic Pakistani recipe. Prawn biryani is a dish of prawns, rice and seasoning made in a Pakistani style. These prawns are sure to be full of flavor with lots of colorful seasonings and vegetables all cooked together.

How To: Grill lime, chili, and garlic prawns

If you love shellfish and barbecuing then you'll love this recipe. Watch this cooking how to video as our host demonstrates how to make lime, chili and garlic prawns cooked on the grill. You could also cook this shrimp recipe in a wok or fry pan if you wanted. Enjoy this spicy and tangy prawn recipe.

How To: Remove the vein from a prawn or shrimp

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 taste, as some people have no objection to eating them with the vein. All it entails is removing the vein that runs through the back of the pawn. De-vein your shrimp so it's ready to cook!

How To: Prepare buttered prawns with egg floss

If you're looking for a sumptuous dinner idea tonight, why not try this buttered prawn dish with egg floss? We know that "egg floss" sounds weird (no, it's not like tooth floss), but it's actually those really thin, tender pieces of egg that float in egg drop soups. They're an attractive way to add flavor to any dish.

How To: Make a Homard Á L'Américaine - lobster with wine, tomatoes and herbs

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, 2 tablespoons tomato paste, 1 cup fish stock, 2 cups dry white wine, 2 tablespoons parsley, 1 tablespoon tarragon, 6 tablespoons butter, 1 tablespoon fresh tarragon, juice from 1/2 a lemon, salt and pepper. Make a Homar...

How To: Make a delicious shrimp casserole

This casserole will definitely make you the most popular person at the potluck. It's deceptively easy - all you need is butter, two pounds of deveined shrimp, onion, crushed Ritz crackers, garlic salt, salt and pepper. Then just layer in your casserole dish and bake! Make a delicious shrimp casserole.

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: 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 an easy shrimp stir-fry with peas and bok choy

In this video, we learn how to make homemade shrimp stir fry with Maria. You will need 1 lb of shrimp (peeled and de-veined). Then to make the marinade you will need: 1/8 tsp sesame oil, 1/2 tsp soy sauce a pinch of white pepper and 1/2 tsp of corn starch. Once you've mixed the marinade, sit the shrimp in it for at least 1 hour. While the shrimp is sitting, cut up 2 c of bok choy, 2 tsp minced ginger and 1 clove of minced garlic. Now chop up 1 c mushrooms and heat up your wok with 1 tbsp vege...

How To: Cook seared scallops with asparagus and butter sauce

Recipe 1 lb green asparagus, trimmed and cut into slices on the diagonal 3 tbsp olive oil, divided 1 lb colossal sea scallops 1/2 tsp black pepper 3/4 tsp salt, divided 1 Clove garlic, minced fine 1/3 cup Nobilo® Sauvignon Blanc 2 tbsp Plugra® butter 2 tbsp mascarpone cheese 1 tbsp fresh tarragon, chopped zest of 1/2 lemon, for garnish Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat until hot, but not smoking. Sauté asparagus until tender (about 5 to 6 minutes). Transfer ...

How To: Make fried shrimp wontons

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make fried shrimp won-tons. The ingredients required for this recipe are: 1 package of won-ton wrapper, 2 cups of chopped shrimp, 1 cup of chopped cabbage, 1/2 tsp of salt, pinch of black pepper, 1 tbsp of corn or tapioca starch. Begin by mixing the copped cabbage, chopped shrimp, salt and black pepper together. Add 1/2 tsp of water to the mix. Users may also add one minced garlic clove. Wetting the won-ton wrap and add in 1/2 tsp of the stuffing. ...

How To: Cook cockles (small saltwater clams)

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 alive. It explained that if you have an open cockle, you can check if its alive by simply tapping the shell against something hard and waiting to see if the shell closes. The cockles are put in a dish with water and an acidi...

How To: Make Gullah or Geechee-style fried shrimp

In this how to video, you will learn how to make fried shrimp the Geechee way. First, salt your shrimp and coat them with flour. Let them sit for a minute after this is done. Turn on the stove and wait until the oil starts bubbling. Now place the shrimp in the pan. Next, fry them up in a pan with peanut oil. This will take about two minutes. If you have a lot, only do a small batch at a time. Once they are done, place them in a plate with a paper towel to soak up the excess oil. Once they are...

How To: Shuck an oyster using the lollipop method

In this video, you will learn how to shuck an oyster using the lollipop method. Don Merry will show you how to perform this method. You must have a device with a point, such as an oyster knife, and an oyster. Place the knife into the hinge of the oyster. You should be able to hold the knife with the oyster stuck to the end. Now, perform a twisting motion to loosen the top shell. Go in and cut the top until you reach the abductor muscle. Now, remove the top shell and cut at the bottom of the s...

How To: Peel and devein shrimp easily

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. Grasp tightly. Twists hands in opposite directions. Discard the head.

How To: Peel and devein shrimp for dummies

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to peel and devein a shrimp. Users will need a deveining tool. Insert the tool along the shrimp's backside away from the legs and push it towards the tail. The tool will remove both the shell and vein in one motion. If users don't have this tool, they can use a small knife or fork. Now run cold water over the shrimp meat to remove all traces of the shell and vein. This video will benefit those viewers who enjoy cooking and would like to learn how to r...

How To: Make beer steamed lobster tails

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make beer steamed lobster tails. For a meal viewers will need: bread potatoes, bread, beer and lobster tail. Steam up the beer and boil the lobster tail until it has a red colored shell. Once finished, serve the lobster tail with potato bread on each plate. The bread will be in the middle. The beer will be the beverage. Users may choose to add other treats or recipes to this meal. This is a typical dinner meal. This video will benefit those viewers...

How To: Make broiled lobster tails au gratin

This clip comes from Nikki the Foodie and shows how to make lobster tails au gratin. The main tail is taken and 'butterflied' by cutting through lengthways and opening it out to extract the meat, while leaving it connected at the base and laying it along the top of the shell. A breadcrumb, parsley and parmesan mixture is bound together with melted but and seasoned ready for the gratin. The lobster is marinated with a special mixture and placed into the broiler for about five minutes. Be caref...

How To: Make aThai street vendor style mussel pancake

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, squid, or any seafood of your choice. Fried mussel pancake is also known as "Hoi Tod" in Thailand. Follow closely and you’ll be cooking like a professional street food vendor in no time.

How To: Grill Oysters on the Half Shell with a Mango Salsa

Looking for great grilling recipe tips? Then watch this how-to video to learn how to grill fresh oysters on the half shell. Top off with a mango, lime, and jalapeno sauce. For added spiciness, top of with red chili horseradish. These grilled oysters on the half shell with mango salsa will be a hit at your next outdoor party.

How To: Make a butter poached lobster shooter with Paula Deen

Paula Deen's love of butter shines in this delicious lobster recipe. Follow along as she demonstrates how to cook up a butter poached lobster shooter. This cooking how-to video is part of Paula's Home Cooking show hosted by Jamie Deen, Paula Deen. Paula Deen, owner of Lady and Sons, a famous Savannah restaurant, is Food Network's resident southern chef. Step inside her kitchen and discover delicious food that's both uncomplicated and comforting. You'll just love the flavor of this butter poac...

How To: Grill Bacon Shrimp Skewers with a Honey Chipotle Glaze

In this cooking how-to video, Scott Herbert from Whole Foods Market shares his grilling secrets for making bacon wrapped shrimp skewers with honey chipotle BBQ glaze. Plus, discover a better tasting, better-for-you bacon that features 40 percent less fat than most bacon! Follow along and learn to make this tasty shrimp and bacon appetizers.