Hot Shellfish How-Tos

How To: Kill and cook a lobster

In this video, we learn how to kill and cook lobster. It's much more humane to kill a lobster before cooking it, so it has a quick death instead of boiling to death. First, you want to freeze the lobster for 20 minutes, which will numb it down and slow down its movements. Place the lobster on its back and grab a sharp knife. Now, chop into the lobster and chop all the way down until you slice through its head. You can now throw the lobster on the grill or in a steamer basket. It will move sli...

How To: Make delicious shrimp fajitas

In this video, Jennifer teaches us how to make Latin heat shrimp fajitas. Ingredients are: onions, peppers, shrimp, olive oil, butter, lemon juice, Latin heat rub, salt and pepper. First, place sliced peppers and onions along with Latin seasoning and olive oil into a bowl. Stir these together and then place into a warm pan. Cook these until they are tender, then add in 1 tbsp of butter. Move the veggies onto the side of the pan and then add the shrimp with Latin heat seasoning into the middle...

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: 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: 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: 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: 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 grilled lobster

Beryl Stokes shows us how to make ‘Grilled Lobster’, in this video. She begins by making butter sauce, taking some butter in a saucepan. As the butter melts, she adds the juice of half a lemon and a tablespoon of minced garlic. Subsequently, some chopped green onions are added and the mixture is sautéed for a couple of minutes. Next, she takes two lobsters tails and turns them over. Using kitchen scissors, she cuts them open from the center (you could cut the topside if you prefer). Using a k...

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 healthy baked crab cakes with Ellie Krieger

Who doesn't want to enjoy a nice big bowl of freshly fried crab cakes on a warm summer's day? These bite-sized shellfish goodies are delicious, sure, but they definitely not as charming on your waistline. If you still want to fit into your bikini without giving up crab cakes entirely, then this is the perfect crab cake recipe for you to make.

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: 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: 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: 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 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: Cook crab legs

Many people will agree that their favorite meal to go out for is crab legs. With this video from Chef Jason Hill from CookingSessions.com, you can learn to cook crab legs at home for a nice dinner that costs a lot less than going out to a fancy seafood restaurant. Instead of the typical boiling method, we see how to cook them on the grill! He also explains how to make homemade garlic butter using butter, garlic, rosemary and thyme.

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: 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: Make a delicious shrimp casserole

This casserole will definitely make you the most popular person at the potluck. It's deceptively easy - all you need is butter, two pounds of deveined shrimp, onion, crushed Ritz crackers, garlic salt, salt and pepper. Then just layer in your casserole dish and bake! Make a delicious shrimp casserole.

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: 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: 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: Make aThai street vendor style mussel pancake

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 fried mussel pancake. It can be made with oysters, squid, or any seafood of your choice. Fried mussel pancake is also known as "Hoi Tod" in Thailand. Follow closely and you’ll be cooking like a professional street food vendor in no time.

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