Recipes Mike’s Seafood School 101


Recipes Mike’s Seafood School 101

Recipes Mike’s Seafood School 101

  1. 4 Lobsters
  2. 8 big King Crab Legs
  3. twenty-four large Shrimp Or Prawns
  4. 24 large Fresh Mussels
  5. 24 large Clams
  6. sixteen Fresh Oysters

Recipes Mike’s Seafood School 101

  1. Cooking information on Lobsters, Alaskan King Crab Legs, Shrimp, Scallops, Oysters, Mussels and other Hard Shelled Clams.


    Preparation and Handling

    Bring a large pot filled with water deep enough to submerge the lobster by about 3 inches to a strong boil.

    Place lobsters head first into the pot, completely submerging them.

    Cover the pot tightly and return to a boil as quickly as possible. When water boils, begin counting the time. Regulate the heat to prevent water from boiling over, but be sure to keep the liquid boiling throughout the cooking time.

    Boil lobster for 10 minutes per pound, for the first pound. Add 3 minutes per pound for each additional pound thereafter. For example, a 2-pound lobster should boil for 13 minutes and a 1/2 pound lobster should boil for 11/2 minutes.

    Lobsters are done when the outer shell is bright red, when the meat is white, or when the two front antennae pull out easily. Do not overcook.

    Carefully remove lobsters from the pot with tongs. Be careful, they are very hot. Set in a large bowl for five minutes to cool before cracking.


    Preparation and Handling

    Properly wrapped Alaska King Crab can be stored in the home freezer at 0 degrees F or lower up to 4 months. For optimum quality, thawed crab or crab meat can be stored in the refrigerator 1 to 2 days.


    Be careful not to overcook your king crab as it will reduce the king crab’s prized texture and taste.


    Place frozen crab legs in a shallow pan or on a tray. Cover with plastic wrap or foil and thaw, refrigerated, 8 to 10 hours or overnight. Simply cut up and eat chilled with fresh lemon and lime wedges.


    Place steam basket in large pot; fill pot with boiling water to depth of 3/4 inch.

    Place Alaska King crab legs in basket; reduce heat and steam, covered, about 5 minutes or until crab is thoroughly heated. Serve with plenty of melted butter and lemon.


    Place Alaska King crab split legs in broiler pan, shell-side down; brush with butter or favorite sauce.

    Place pan about 4 inches from heat; broil 3 t


    Preparation and Handling

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