Hot Shellfish How-Tos

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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 quick & easy tuna curry

This video describes how to cook a dish called, 'tuna curry in a hurry,' which is a curry flavored tuna dish that is quick and easy to make. The ingredients are described first: 3 cans of 130 grams of tuna fish, 1 and 1/2 sliced medium onions, two green chili peppers, 1/2 teaspoon of red chili powder, 1 teaspoon of turmeric, 1 tablespoon of ginger, 1 tablespoon of garlic, 1 teaspoon of coriander, 1 teaspoon of cumin, 6 or 7 cherry tomatoes, 1 small lime, 1/2 cup of chopped coriander, 1/2 cup ...

How to Make Indian food: Shrimp curry

Shrimp curry is the perfect spicy dish to warm you up on those cold winter evenings. This traditional Indian meal is not difficult to make. Follow along with this video tutorial, and you will learn how to make yummy shrimp curry - step by step. This unique recipe serves approximately four people and is usually served with plain or fried rice. Enjoy!

How To: Cook Thai street vendor style pad prik gaeng

Thai street vendor food can be quiet inexpensive, not to mention absolutely delicious! But what is their secret to these sidewalk dishes? Follow along with this cooking how to video as a Thai food vendor shows you how to make a delicious seafood and shrimp stir fry. This seafood stir fry of shrimp, squid, green beans, and baby corn is more commonly known as pad prik gaeng, so make sure to ask for it by name. Follow closely and you’ll be cooking like a professional street food vendor in no tim...

How To: Prepare buttered prawns with egg floss

If you're looking for a sumptuous dinner idea tonight, why not try this buttered prawn dish with egg floss? We know that "egg floss" sounds weird (no, it's not like tooth floss), but it's actually those really thin, tender pieces of egg that float in egg drop soups. They're an attractive way to add flavor to any dish.

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