Seafood Answers

Cooking crabs

When catching live crabs in crab pots, how do you get them ready to boil, and how long do you boil them to be safe?

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How to smoke fish/other foods

How do you smoke fish? Is it simply the method of cooking the fish or do certain ingredients also need to be added?

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Blue crab recipes

I visited an Asian market over the weekend. They have live blue crabs – weekends only – for $3.29 a pound. How do I prepare them? Is there enough meat on the...

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What is fish sauce?

A recipe I have for Fish with Lemon Grass asks for 2 teaspoons of fish sauce. What is this ingredient?

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Preparing conch

When buying conch, what should I look for? How do I clean it? When preparing conch, all the recipes say to pound/tenderize – how much is too much?

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What is a lobster press?

A few months ago, while watching PBS, I saw a chef place a lobster into what appeared to be a very large press of some sort. He then tightened a wheel on the...

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A salty lobster tail

What would make a lobster tail, (broiled on top of the shell) taste salty?

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Cooking mussels

I've just bought some fresh mussels from my local supermarket, but it only gave me instructions on how to cook them using a recipe I do not want to use. If I...

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How to prepare wolffish

I went on a deep sea fishing trip and we caught a wolffish. I've baked cod, haddock, flounder and such, but do you have an idea how to cook this fish before ...

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Orange roughy recipes

I purchased a package of orange roughy fillets in the supermarket and now I don't know how to cook them. I have already tried searching online and keep comin...

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Cleaning fugu

I would like to know how to clean fugu. I am considering trying it…on friends.

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Getting fish in the Midwest

I live in central Wisconsin and dream of fresh seafood – clams, mussels, soft shell crabs, crawfish,… all of which we just don't have available in the small ...

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Crab Rangoon recipe

I am trying to find a recipe for Crab Rangoon – it’s found in Oriental restaurants and is crispy deep fried, with a semi-sweet cream filling.

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Cooking Alaskan king crab legs

Is there a way that I can steam Alaskan king crab legs in my oven instead of boiling them in water on the stove top?

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