Hot Shellfish How-Tos

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: 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: Make stuffed quahogs (stuffed clams)

Quahogs (or guahaugs) are hard-shelled, edible clams found primarily on the east coast of North America. They're known generally as just clam in the United States. But how do you eat them? And what's the best way to eat them? What do you do with a bucket full of quahogs?

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: 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: 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 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 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: Make lobster mac and cheese

Enjoy a grownup version of macaroni and cheese with a lobster twist! Mac and cheese is always good, but lobster adds something to it you never thought possible. A great side dish or perfect for a main meal. See how to make this delicious dish with this recipe.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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 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: 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 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 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: 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 Indian food: Shrimp biryani

Learn to make delicious shrimp biryani by watching this video. For getting started, the chef uses the following ingredients: * 1/2 pound of clean, de-veined shrimps * 1 tsp salt * 1/4 tsp turmeric powder * 1/2 tsp of ginger garlic paste * 1 tsp of coriander powder * 1/2 tsp of chili powder * 1/2 tsp of garam masala * 2 tomatoes * 1/4 of an onion * 2 green chillies * 1 cup of basmati rice The rice is to be washed, cleaned and soaked for an hour. Thereafter, it is boiled along with 3 green card...

How To: Make Indian crab cakes

Crab cakes are a wonderful food often only made for special occasions or available seasonally - but it doesn't have to be! See how to make Alaskan crab make into cutlets indian style with Indian flavors.

How To: Make caramelized ginger shrimp hors d'oeuvres

Shrimp is a great appetizer and a great hors d'oeuvre, especially when you add ginger to the mix. This video will show you the recipe for caramelized ginger shrimp which are the perfect sweet and sour hors d'oeuvres. It's great for parties or for a simple meal at home… they don't have to be just hors d'œuvre.

How To: Eat crab

Prepare your eating area if you're eating crab at home. Lay newspaper or butcher paper on the table to collect juices. Decide if you're going to eat the crab as you crack it or collect all of the meat on a plate before you eat it.

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.

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