Hot Shellfish How-Tos

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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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 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: Shuck your own oysters for the freshest experience

Julissa Roberts shows how to shuck an oyster. She shows us how to determine whether the oyster is safe to eat, how to shuck the oyster, and then one way to prepare a plate of oysters. If you don't properly check the oyster, and clean it, you could get a mouth full of sand, or get an oyster that smells like rotten fish. To check whether the oyster is good, smell it, it will smell like rotten fish if it's bad. Then tap the oyster on something solid, if the oyster is dead, it will sound hollow, ...

How To: Peel and devein prawns like a chef

Check out this video cooking tip from The Chef's Toolbox in Australia. Watch this tutorial to learn how to peel and devein prawns like a chef. Buying, peeling, and deveining the shrimp lookalike prawns is easy with a little know-how, see how to do it right here.

How To: Make shrimp with grits and red eye gravy

Looking for a unique Cajun dish that isn't gumbo or jambalaya? You found it - shrimp with grits and red eye gravy! For the grits, you will need: 1/2 pound butter, 1 cup grits, 1 quart milk, salt and pepper. For the gravy, you will need 1 1/2 pounds andouille sausage, 1 onion, vegetable oil, 1 quart chicken stock, 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce, Magic Seasoning blend, hot sauce, 1 cup strong black coffee, salt and pepper. For the shrimp, you will need: 12-15 small shrimp, olive oil and Mag...

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: 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: 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...

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