Hot Shellfish How-Tos

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: 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 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 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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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: Barbecue jumbo shrimp stuffed with crab meat

It's a seafood barbecue feast with this crab meat stuffed jumbo shrimp recipe. Save some money and don't eat out this weekend. In this how to video one of the BBQ Pit Boys shows you how quick and easy it is to make this barbecue fish and seafood favorite, baked stuffed jumbo shrimp.

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: 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 little neck clams

One of our least favorite parts about making seafood for dinner? Dealing with all the shells that we have to painstakingly pull off one by one. But shucking the shells off your clams doesn't have to be a chore.

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: Cook Maryland crab cakes

Around the World in 80 Dishes takes you to the Chesapeake Bay with a video demonstration of a classic recipe for crab cakes, prepared by Chef Bruce Mattel of the Culinary Institute of America. You will need eggs, parsley, lemon juice, crab meat, bread crumbs, butter, sour cream, salt, cayenne pepper, paprika, Worcestershire sauce, and corn meal. Watch this video cooking tutorial and learn how to make Maryland and Mid-Atlantic style crab cakes.

How To: Make iron skillet mussels

Julia Child and guest demonstrate how to make mussels cooked in an iron skillet and flavored with their own juices. Hear mussels sizzle and pop, shell opens when cooked. If it doesn't open, don't eat it. Make iron skillet mussels.

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: 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: 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 seafood stuffed clams on the barbecue

When you are in need of a real special side dish for your next barbecue, check out these easy to grill seafood stuffed clams. In this how to video one of the BBQ Pit Boys combines Rhode Island Littleneck Clams, Maine Lobster, Louisiana Shrimp, and Alaskan King Crab into some herb bread stuffing mix for a crowd pleasing BBQ side dish.

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.

How To: Select and cook clams

In this tutorial, we learn how to choose and cook clams. There are a number of recipes for clams as well as a number of ways to cook them. With a hard shell clam, they are best used in clam chowder and soup because they are tough to open. The Venus clam has a softer shell and are very easy to open. The Pollord clam is best to be steamed and served right away. The Razor clam can either be steamed or grilled. Make sure you wash all of your clams thoroughly but do not soak them or that can ruin ...

How To: Make seared scallops on a Teppanyaki flattop

This video is a cooking video from Anne Burrell on the Food Network. She demonstrates how to make Teppanyaki Seared Scallops with Butternut Squash, Zucchini, and scallions. She goes through each step. She juliennes the zucchini, skins ginger, chops up edamame, and slices some onion. She describes how to take off the scallops hard muscle section prior to cooking. She uses soy sauce and oil to heat up a very hot grill, and shows a bunch of students how you would best go about cooking the scallo...

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