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How To: Make seared scallops on a Teppanyaki flattop

This video is a cooking video from Anne Burrell on the Food Network. She demonstrates how to make Teppanyaki Seared Scallops with Butternut Squash, Zucchini, and scallions. She goes through each step. She juliennes the zucchini, skins ginger, chops up edamame, and slices some onion. She describes how to take off the scallops hard muscle section prior to cooking. She uses soy sauce and oil to heat up a very hot grill, and shows a bunch of students how you would best go about cooking the scallo...

How To: Prepare and eat Portuguese style periwinkle snails

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. Prepare and eat Portuguese style periwinkle snails.

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 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: 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 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: Crack crab legs and get the meat out in one piece

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, break it into half and pull it apart. Then take the middle section which you just broke and put your fingers right in the middle of that section, crack that one leg and then flip it over and crack it the other way. And once...

How To: Do a crab boil

The chefs at the food channel are going to show you how to do a crab boil the best way possible. First, you are going to need a large pot connected to propane gas and to fill it up with 8 gallons of water to boil. Next, you want to add the seasonings to the pot which are, 2 cups of salt, a healthy amount of black peppercorn, 4 bags of seafood pickling mixtures, 3 small bottles of cooking oil, and a nice amount of hot sauce for some kick. You want to add the top back to the pot and let that si...

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 steamed lobster with butter

In this video, host Kim, from Cooking with Kim, demonstrates how to steam lobster tails and butter using the EZ Steam Grill. The EZ Steam Grill is a rack which sits on the edges of a pot suspended above boiling water. This quick and easy seafood recipe can be made in just minutes. Kim begins by placing the lobster tails on the EZ Steam Grill. In the center of the grill there is a spot for a small container which she fills with butter, to be melted while the lobster tails cook. She squeezes le...

How To: Make camp fire lobster tails

Dan "The Lobster Man" Zawacki demonstrates how to make campfire lobster tails. First, quarter lemon halves. Then, butterfly the lobster tails by pushing on the tail. Use shears and cut the underside of the lobster down the middle. Flatten the tail a little more and use a knife to slice the lobster open. Pour clarified butter onto the lobster meat and squeeze lemon juice onto it. Butterflying the lobster will make it cook a lot faster in its own juices in the shell. Wrap the buttered lobster t...

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 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: Make campfire lobster tails with The Lobster Man

In this video, Dan the Lobster Man instructs on how to make "Campfire Lobster Tails." Dan starts out with two New Zealand coldwater tails. First, he instructs us to quarter some lemons. To open the tail, take the tail and push down on it - you should hear the shell crack. Take a pair of lobster shears and cut in the middle, breaking the tail a little more, and slice down the middle of the meat. Take the melted butter and pour it on the middle. Squeeze some lemon juice in there as well. Butter...

How To: Devein and brine shrimp with Simply Ming

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 of them. After de-veining, put the shrimp in the first bowl of water. Keep adding shrimp until you get about a half pound of shrimp, or however much you wish to cook. Then peel the shrimp, and put it into the second bowl....

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 shrimp scampi at home

Delicious shrimp scampi is easy to make with this video. A half stick of butter is melted in a pan, to which 2 chopped green onions, 3 minced cloves of garlic, and some lemon zest. Sautee about one minute, then add 1/4 cup of lemon juice and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. After the sauce become bubbly, add a pound of shelled, cleaned shrimp and cook just until pink - 3 to 5 minutes depending on the size. Add some hot sauce to taste, and toss. Add 1/4 cup chopped, fresh parsley to bring out the flavors...

How To: Make Maine shrimp fritters

There's no better shrimp than shrimp from Maine. Maine always has the best seafood, so why not use them in all your meals. These Gulf of Maine shrimp are very small and have an extra sweetness, unlike any other shrimp in the world. See how to make this Maine shrimp fritters meal.

How To: Make a shrimp taco with chipotle mayo

Do you love fish tacos? If you do, you might want to try the shellfish version of the fish taco… the shrimp taco. It's shrimp inside a taco shell with some chipotle mayonnaise sauce. If you want to make this, watch the video recipe for all the details on this shrimp taco with chipotle mayo.

How To: Make southern shrimp & grits

This video is an excellent demonstration of how to make Southern Shrimp and Grits. The author of this video demonstrates how easy and simple it is to cook a tasty meal of southern shrimps and grits. The use of olive oil for its preparation makes this food very tasty as well as healthy. The low saturated-fats content of shrimps contributes to the health factor of this recipe. Also, there is high fiber content, thanks to corn grits, which makes this a healthy, high energy food without the calor...

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: Cook pasta with soft shell crabs

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 section of the New York Times.

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!