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How to Cook Clams


In this recipe you will learn how to cook clams quickly and easily. You will need about a pound of clams and they will have to be cleaned before you steam them. This is a very simple recipe using white wine, garlic and butter.

This is how to cook clams

Heat a large saucepan over medium heat and add 1 tablespoon of butter. When the butter has melted, add 1 teaspoon of minced garlic. Cook the garlic until it is tan in color. Be careful not to overcook the garlic! Pour the clams into the saucepan, only enough to cover the bottom of the pan and stir until the clams are well coated with garlic and butter. Add 1/4 cup white wine for every 10-12 clams. Cover the saucepan with a lid and let the clams steam for about 3 to 4 minutes. Any clams that did not open during steaming must be discarded. Clams only open when they are cooked all the way through and any that are left closed may be bad quality and should not be eaten.

Clams are a healthy and delicious meal option. Not only do clams provide more iron than beef, they also provide the minerals phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese and selenium. Talk about packing a punch! Clams are very low on health concerning contaminants and contain far less amounts than their cousins, the scallop and the oyster. In only a three ounce serving of clams there is over twenty grams of lean protein and less than two grams of fat.Clams can be served in their own natural juice that is secreted in the steaming process along with some gourmet bread to soak up the juice. You can also serve them by themselves along with some steamed vegetables or serve them over pasta. Be creative! Clams are a very versatile dish.

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How to Cook a Lobster

Have you ever wondered how to cook a lobster? Boiling a Lobster is not that hard. If you can boil water, then you can cook a live lobster. Make sure that you begin with a live lobster. If your lobster is dead it will not cook correctly.

This is how to cook a lobster

Make a flavorful cooking broth with water, thyme, and bay leaves in a big pot. Add lemon juice to the water with the rinds. Bring the pot up to a high boil. Take the rubber bands off the live lobster. Drop the lobster head first in boiling water. Cover,and boil for 15 minutes or until the lobster shells turn bright red and the tails curl. Make lemon butter while the lobster cooks. Heat butter over low heat then squeeze in some lemon juice.

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How to Cook Crab

There are only six different types of crab known to mankind, Alaskan King, Alaskan Snow, Blue, Dungenous, Red Rock, and the Chinese Mitten Crab. Out of them all the Alaskan King is not only the most popular, but the deadliest to catch (Haha, Get it!). However, they all offer their own uniqueness in flavor, and can be used interchangeably within this recipe.

This is how to cook crab

Boiled Crab
How to Cook Crab
(Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes)
Serves: 6

You will need the following ingredients:
- 6 crabs
- 16 quarts water
- 2 cups sea salt
- 12 tablespoons butter, divided

1. Add water and salt to a large stock pot and bring to a boil.
2. Add crabs, one at a time, to the boiling water. Make sure crabs are covered with water.
3. Bring water back to a boil and cook for 20 minutes or until shells turn red.
4. Melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat
5. Serve crabs with butter for dipping on the side

Some wonderful foods pair nicely with boiled crab, mainly steamed greens, artichokes, and corn on the cob.

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How to Cook Shrimp

There are many people who enjoy shrimp but are intimidated by the initial phases of cooking it. Some of you have only had it at parties or restaurants, but would like to try it out at home. So, we are here to educate you on how to cook shrimp easily and quickly. It’s rather simple.

This is how to cook shrimp

The first thing you will need to know is that there are a ton of ways to prepare shrimp. However, no matter which way you choose to cook them, there are some things you must do first. The first thing that you need to do is shell them. This means that you must take off the heads, as this can really mess up your stomach. You must also take off the legs. Then you must cut a slit lengthwise down the center of it so that you can get the veins out. There is junk in them that can actually make you sick. Once you do this, you can cook them any way that you would like.

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How to Cook Lobster Tails

Learning how to cook lobster tails can be a little intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. All it takes is a little effort, a quality lobster tail, and the right recipe. Here is the perfect recipe for the perfect broiled lobster tail:

This is how to cook lobster tails

You will need the following ingredients:
- 2 whole lobster tails
- 1/2 cup of butter (melted)
- 1/2 teaspoon ground paprika
- salt (to taste)
- ground white pepper (to taste)
- and one lemon wedged for garnishing

After you have gathered all your tasty ingredients, preheat the broiler for 10 minutes. Then, place lobster tails on a baking sheet.

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How to Cook Lobster

Lobster is often more easily available during the summer so, naturally, it tastes better in the winter. Knowing how to cook lobster is something every cook should learn. Here is a simple recipe on how to boil lobsters:

This is how to cook lobster

Fill a large saucepan with water and add your salt. You will need 1 teaspoon of salt for each liter of water. After the water has reached a boil, add in your lobster. Boil the lobster for 1 minute for each ounce of weight. For example, if your lobster weigh 8 ounces, boil for 8 minutes. After cooking is complete, drain the lobster and serve hot. Don’t forget the melted butter and lemon.

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How to Cook Scallops

Scallops are rich in nutrients and flavor. Learning how to cook scallops will add a great arrow to any cook’s quiver. This is an easy recipe that shows how to cook scallops.

This is how to cook scallops

You will need the following ingredients:
- 1 pound of fresh scallops
- 1 tablespoon of room temperature butter
- 1 cup of regular breadcrumbs

Total prep time is about 5 minutes and cooking time is 25 minutes. This recipe feeds about 2-3 people.

Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees. Get the scallops ready to cook by gently drying them and remove the small muscle on the side.

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How to Cook Crab Legs

Preparing crab legs is a simple process and can be done in just a couple of minutes. Knowing how to cook crab legs is something every seafood lover should learn. Here is a basic recipe for cooking crab legs.

This is how to cook crab legs

To stem crab legs, pour 2 cups of hot water into a large pot. Add 1 tablespoon of salt and bring to a rapid boil. Add your crab legs and let the water resume boiling. After the water has began to boil, cook for 5-7 minutes. Your crab legs are now ready to enjoy.

When serving crab legs, your choice of side dishes is endless. Artichokes go particularly well with crab legs. Also a crusted bread could serve as a side dish. Many people like melted butter and lemon with their crab legs so make sure to offer this option. Pinot gris is a great wine to pair with your crab legs.

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How to Cook Lobster Tail

If you are wondering how to cook lobster tail then you are in luck as lobster tail is a very easy-to-make, refined meal. One of the easiest and yet tastiest meals is the broiled lobster tail.

This is how to cook lobster tail

You will need the following ingredients:
- whole lobster tails
- melted butter
- teaspoon of ground paprika
- salt and pepper (preferably white pepper)
- lemon wedges

To cook the lobster, begin by preheating your broiler to a standard temperature. Next, cut the top side of the lobster shells lengthwise.

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How to Cook Mussels

Moules Marinieres or Mussels in Wine Sauce is the most common preparation of mussels. Originating from Belgium, this quick and easy recipe is made with easily procured items from your local market or grocery.

There are many different techniques on how to cook mussels, but the biggest similarity is that wild mussels must be thoroughly cleaned and rinsed several times before cooking. The simplest way to go about doing this is with a stiff brush to remove any barnacles, sand or grit. You must also remove the beard by pulling the beard from tip to hinge. The beard should pull off easily. Farmed mussels are usually already prepared for cooking. It is also important that your mussels are alive when buying them and cooking them, unless they have been shucked and frozen. If the shell is tightly closed, it is still alive. If the shell is slightly open, it should close promptly when tapped. If the shell is open and does not close when tapped, throw it out. Mussels are best in quality no more than 4 days after being harvested.

This is how to cook mussels

After you have cleaned your mussels you want to start with 1-2 cups water or a dry white wine (preferably a good Semillon) over high heat. Add in 1 finely chopped onion, 4 sprigs of Parsley, 1 sprig of thyme, 1 clove chopped garlic, and 1/4 tsp pepper. Let this simmer for about 5 minutes before adding your mussels. When adding your mussels you want to makes sure not to stack them on top of each other, this will prevent the mussels on the bottom of the pan from opening and likely result in them overcooking.

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