Hot Shellfish How-Tos

How To: Shuck an oyster using the hinge method

In this how-to video, you will learn how to shuck an oyster using the hinge method. First, you must have cleaned oysters, oyster knife, a small towel, and a glove. The oyster has a flat top shell and a bottom shell. The hinge is where you will be inserting the knife. Place the oyster top side down on a flat surface. Insert the tip of the knife into the small hinge opening. Use force to push it in. Clean the knife and then pry it open. Slide the knife across the top shell towards the abductor ...

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 Filipino ginataang alimasag (crab & coconut milk)

In a video from panlasangpinoy we learn how to make Filipino ginataang alimasag which is crab cooked in coconut milk. Ingredients for this are blue crab, ginger, chiles, garlic, onions, ground black pepper, fish sauce, shrimp paste, coconut milk, fresh spinach. In a pot you put oil, and heat it. Then add garlic and then onions and then ginger. Cook for about 3 minutes. Then add the black pepper. Then add the coconut milk. After that is boiling add shrimp paste and fish sauce. Stir this togeth...

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Make grilled shrimp and scallop skewers

A shellfish lovers' dream come true from Morton's steakhouse! For this recipe, you will need: 12 scallops, 12 large fresh shrimp, 1 1/2 cups beurre blanc, salt and pepper. To make the beurre blanc, you will need: 2 tablespoons shallots, 1/4 cup white wine, 1/4 cup lemon juice or vinegar, 4 ounces butter, white pepper, 2 large bell peppers, salt and pepper. Make grilled shrimp and scallop skewers.

How To: Shuck an oyster Texas style

In this how-to video, you will learn how to shuck an oyster. You will need an oyster and an oyster knife. The oyster is tightly shut, so you want to open it up at the hinge. Get your knife in the hinge. Make sure you are wearing a glove in order to do this safely. Once the knife is in, turn the knife so that it slowly pries open. Keep working around until it opens. Now, loosen the meat from the bottom with the knife. Do not spill any of the juices while doing this. Horse radish and ketchup go...

How To: Make tropical shrimp fried rice with sweet plaintains

In this video, we learn how to make tropical fried rice with shrimp and sweet plantains. You will need: 1/2 c mushrooms, 1/2 purple onion, 1/2 c carrots, 1 clove garlic (minced), 4 scallions (thinly sliced), 1 tsp ginger (minced), 2 tbsp soy sauce, 2 tsp toasted sesame oil, 3 tbsp peanut oil, 2 beaten eggs, 1 ripe and sweetened plantain, 4 c cooked long grain rice and 1/2 lb of seafood or chicken. Peel and slice your plantains, then fry them inside oil until they are dark brown and set on a p...

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: 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: 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: Cook shrimp fried rice with Lui

Lui of Lui's Kitchen demonstrates how to make shrimp fried rice. First, turn the wok on high and wait for it to get hot. To make the dish you will need a cup of white rice, 15 medium shrimp, a quarter of a diced onion, two eggs, salt, sugar, oyster sauce and soy sauce and green onion as a garnish. Add a teaspoon of oil to the wok and cook the diced onions until they are soft. Then add the shrimp to the wok. Next add one tablespoon of oil and add the eggs on top of the oil. Scramble the eggs i...

How To: Shuck fresh Long Island Bay scallops

This shellfish how-to video demonstrates a simple technique for shucking Long Island Bay scallops. Although the entire scallop is edible most people only eat the muscle that holds the shell closed. To remove as much of that muscle as possible try to get the knife to scrape the top of the shell as you open the scallop. The typical Long Island bay scallop yields a meat about the height and diameter of a stack of 8 nickels. Some larger, some smaller, but that's about average. Follow along with t...

How To: Male shrimp ceviche with lime and lemon juice

In this cooking how-to video Chef Mario shows you a new way to prepare shrimp with citrus. Follow along with this cooking lesson and learn how to make shrimp ceviche. This is dish that requires the shrimp or any other seafood to sit in an acid solution (such as lemon or limes) over night allowing it to cook the raw meat. Watch how easy it is to make shrimp ceviche.

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 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 Kung Pao shrimp

If you like kung pao chicken then you’ll adore kung pao shrimp. You can really add something special to your next dinner by bringing this flavorful Asian inspired dish to the table. Shrimp quick very quickly and are ready when pink.

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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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 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: 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...

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