Hot Shellfish How-Tos

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: 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: 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 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: 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 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: Remove the vein from a prawn or shrimp

Check out this instructional cooking video that demonstrates an easy way to de-vein and peel a prawn or shrimp. Just follow the simple steps as outlined in this cooking tutorial and learn the proper way to remove the vein from a pawn or shrimp. This is a matter of personal taste, as some people have no objection to eating them with the vein. All it entails is removing the vein that runs through the back of the pawn. De-vein your shrimp so it's ready to cook!

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: 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: Boil blue crabs at home, Cajun style

In this tutorial, we learn how to boil blue crab with home with Beryl Stokes. Before you begin, place the crabs in ice water for at least 30 minutes. Next, boil a large pot with water and a medium pot with water. Prepare your ingredients which are: white vinegar, Tabasco sauce, onions, limes, green onions, garlic, salt, and pepper. Now, squeeze your lime into the medium pot and drop in slices. Add in salt to the large and medium pot and put onions in as well. Add in your garlic and green onio...

How To: Prepare a lobster dinner for the holidays

Cook fresh lobster without fear using these easy tips. Lobster makes a delicious, extravagant Christmas dinner. Don't be intimidated by this cooking process, these hints will help. Learn how to cook lobster and prepare the cooked lobster for eating. Yum! Nothing like fresh lobster for the holidays.

How To: Shuck an oyster easily

Shucking oysters is one of those tasks you may prefer that someone else do for you. It can be hard - if you don't have a good technique. If you are one of those people you should watch this video. Shuck an oyster easily.

How To: Open and clean scallops

Scallops are delectable, tender pieces of shellfish which are best when fresh from the sea. This film will show you how to open the shell, remove the scallop, remove the muscle, and clean them for later use. You will need scallops, an oyster knife, tea towel, tray, spoon, and two bowls, one with cold water. Open and clean scallops.

How To: Make garlic shrimp

Itkman shows you how to make garlic shrimp. Put some oil into your pan so you can deep fry the shrimp. Pick whatever shrimp you like and cook it for about 1 minute. After they're golden brown, add garlic and a little water. Stir it with some garlic sauce, keep stirring as you go. Remove from heat and you have got your Thai garlic shrimp. Fast and easy from beginning to end. You'll have a delicious meal in no time. There is a lot of garlic in this recipe, so stock up.

How To: Make Filipino laing (taro leaves & fish)

Panlasangpinoy shows how to make Filipino laing. You will need the following ingredients dried taro leaves, pork, shrimp, shrimp paste, onions, chili pepper, ginger, garlic and coconut milk. Bring the coconut milk to a boil, then add your garlic, ginger, and onion. Then add your pork and shrimp paste, pepper. Let simmer and add your fish sauce and dried taro leaves. Let it cook for another 15 minutes and add your shrimp. Simmer for a few minutes the plate and serve.

How To: Make roasted prawns kebab

This video tutorial shows you how to make roasted prawn kebabs. Start by boiling 18 prawns. Cut down the back of each prawn and remove the black string. Soak some skewers in water for 30 minutes. Put approximately 3 prawns on a skewer and then slide on one cherry tomato. Put 3 more prawns on the skewer and add one more cherry tomato. In a small bowl add olive oil, lemon juice, a pinch of salt, 1 teaspoon of curry powder, and 2 tablespoons of parsley. Stir the mixture up until it is throughly ...

How To: Make a seafood stew with Bobby Flay

Celebrity chef Bobby Flay teaches us to make an elaborate seafood stew. If you really want to impress some open-minded guests and have some experience making your way around the grill, than this recipe is for you. It involves several kind of shellfish, anodouille sausage, and a secret ingredient that even the aforementioned open-minded guests are better off not knowing about: anchovies. Don't be scared, when combined with all of the other ingredients they go from dominating the dish, as they ...

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 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: 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: 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: 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...

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