Hot Shellfish How-Tos

How To: Cook a grilled lobster tail

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 the tails in half and rinse under cool water. Lobster tail recipes are best when made with a scampi-style butter, garlic and parsley sauce. Hill's recipe for grilled lobster tails uses this method, first by cooking lobs...

How To: Pick meat crab after it has been steamed

Eating any type of shellfish can be messy especially if you don't know the right way to remove the meat. This how-to video demonstrates how to pick the meat from a cooked crab. Remove the legs, grab a small knife and start cracking open the sell to uncover the delicious crab meat.

How To: Prepare and clean fresh snow crab

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. Pull out the crab's apron and break half the body from the shell. Grab the legs and pry it out from its shell. Break out the mouth and the lungs. Rinse the crab under cold water. Pry the body away from the other half o...

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: Barbecue jumbo shrimp stuffed with crab meat

It's a seafood barbecue feast with this crab meat stuffed jumbo shrimp recipe. Save some money and don't eat out this weekend. In this how to video one of the BBQ Pit Boys shows you how quick and easy it is to make this barbecue fish and seafood favorite, baked stuffed jumbo shrimp.

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: 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: Prepare red shrimp panang curry

Prepare a quick and tasty Thai red shrimp panang curry at home with this easy to follow HowTo cooking video. A CurrySimple red curry sauce is used for the curry base and a little peanut butter for an added bonus. Watch and learn how easy it is to prepare home cooked Thai food with store bought curry. Add raw shrimp, basil leaves, red and green bell peppers and cook in the prepared curry. Enjoy this shellfish and panang recipe.

How To: Shuck an oyster

The pros at the raw bar make it look easy, but it’s all about technique—specifically, the precision placement and leverage of your oyster knife. You will need: fresh oysters, any type, lots of ice, a small brush, an oyster knife, a cutting board, a towel, a wide shallow bowl or platter, lemon wedges, oyster glove and cocktail sauce. Tip: When you are rinsing the oysters, throw out any that are slightly open and don't spring closed at your touch.

How To: Grill lobster in the oven with garlic and butter

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. You'll soon know why cooking lobster at home is the way to go.

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: 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 Alaskan king crab cakes with lemon dill sauce

Make mouths water with this crab cake and lemon dill sauce recipe. In a bowl add 2 eggs, 1/2 cup breadcrumbs, 1/4 cup of mayonnaise, 1 teas. Worcestershire sauce, 1 teas. Old Bay Seasoning, 1/4 teas mustard powder, and 1/4 teas. black pepper. Blend mixture until it is all melded together. Fold 1 pd. of Alaskan king crab meat into mixture. If mixture is to moist add more bread crumbs a little at a time. To make patties make a large meat ball and hand press into a patty. Refrigerate patties for...

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 a delicious shrimp scampi with frozen shrimp

Here Judy explains us how to cook Shrimp Scampi. You use frozen Shrimp. We take about 3 /4th cups of butter and put it in a pan which is heated. Add half a cup of green onions to it after melting it. Add 4 small cloves for garlic. Put sum oil on the garlic and then put it in the pan so that it does not burn in the pan. You add half a cup of chopped parsley to this. Cook it about for 2 minutes. Now add the shrimp and cook it for about 3-5 minutes and keep stirring it. Now remove the shrimp and...

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: Crack open Alaskan king crab legs

In this tutorial, we learn how to crack open Alaskan king crab legs. First, you will take the crab legs and let them cool off so you can handle them. After this, find the bottom piece that was attached to the body. What you want to do is always start from the tip and bend it backwards. What you will see is the tendons come out. If you don't do this, you will end up chewing on them when you eat the meat. From here, you will bend back towards the middle of the leg and then you can remove the me...

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: 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 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 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.

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: Cook pan fried scallops

We made this pan fried scallops recipe in celebration of the movie No Reservations, starring Catherine Zeta Jones and Aaron Eckhart. This video will show you how easy it is to make a top-notch, quick recipe just like in the film.

How To: Make Asian style shrimp toast

Shrimp toast is a delicious crispy appetizer that is quite simple to make. Follow along with this Asian cooking how-to video to learn how to prepare shrimp toast. All they are is a piece of toast that has a shrimp mix spread on top of it and is deep fried for a crispy texture.

How To: Split and clean rock shrimp

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 shell. Users may also use scissors to cut. Cut straight down into the back and crack it open. Take the vein out and remove the meat from the shell. This video will benefit those viewers who enjoy eating seafood and would...

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 seafood stuffed clams on the barbecue

When you are in need of a real special side dish for your next barbecue, check out these easy to grill seafood stuffed clams. In this how to video one of the BBQ Pit Boys combines Rhode Island Littleneck Clams, Maine Lobster, Louisiana Shrimp, and Alaskan King Crab into some herb bread stuffing mix for a crowd pleasing BBQ side dish.

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...

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