How To Open Every Shellfish | Method Mastery | Epicurious

Apr 21, 2020
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Sharpen your tools and come to attention because class is in session! Join Mike Cruz, manager of Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Wholesale, as he details the best methods for cracking open and cleaning just about every variety of shellfish you might encounter in the kitchen. Not every crustacean and bivalve plays by the same rules, and learning the proper technique can elevate your seafood game to the next level. So, if you're ready to get cracking, Mike has you covered and then some.

00:00 Intro
00:53 Blue Crab
02:57 Soft-Shell Crab
03:49 Dungeness Crab
07:37 Maine Lobster
09:25 Cooked Maine Lobster
12:12 Crawfish
13:17 Langostino
14:22 American White Shrimp
15:14 Prawn
16:50 Sea Scallop
18:10 Duxbury Oyster
19:48 Baywater Sweet
21:08 PEI Mussel
22:06 Hard-Shell Clams
23:28 Soft-Shell Clam
25:02 Razor Clam
26:35 Geoduck
29:26 Cockle
30:08 Abalone
31:20 Conch
32:46 West Coast Sea Urchin
35:31 East Coast Sea Urchin

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  • There is crawfish in the office, in the lockeroom, and in the bathroom. What oh no they're everywhere

    Billy DinhBilly Dinh30 minutes ago
  • Him: Announces the name of the animal The editor: 🎺🎺

    Tanner BoyleTanner Boyle2 hours ago
  • Idk why this is on my recos Im allergic go shellfish 🤣

    9madmen9madmen2 hours ago
  • So I licked a battery once. It tasted like copper and pain. Pro tip kids. Do not use your mouth to hold things when working on electronics.

    darthrex354darthrex3543 hours ago
  • 31:46 "sorta tap slightly" *LOUD BANGING ON SHELF NOISES*

    Itz_ ElyItz_ Ely3 hours ago
  • So nobody is gonna talk about how this man stabbed a lobster on camera? edit: grammar error

    PruCoPruCo4 hours ago
  • So you don't just smash them to bits?

    Paul Andrei GillesaniaPaul Andrei Gillesania5 hours ago
  • Who else watching this late at night getting hungry

    Fern on ClawFern on Claw7 hours ago
  • Thank you for these helpful tips!

    EverydaytitanEverydaytitan7 hours ago
  • Why did I cry when he killed the lobster? 😰

    Ojama KingOjama King8 hours ago
  • why am I watching this I haven’t cooked anything in my life

    EllieEllie8 hours ago
  • Some of these shellfish really be like locks and he be lockpicking every single one of them with no problem.

    Billy LiangBilly Liang9 hours ago
  • the way he sucked the crawfish... bruh lemme practice on him

    grim papigrim papi9 hours ago
  • the goeyduck or what ever it was called was very uncomfortable to watch... But otherwise everything else was great 😭🤣

    Autumn SalasAutumn Salas9 hours ago
  • i love this man and all his knowledge

    Milk MoonMilk Moon10 hours ago
  • 8:36 bruh it's still alive, that poor delicious thing!!

    NightSky OfficialNightSky Official10 hours ago
  • 7:59 you want to kill it in the most humane way possible. *proceeds do go full ultra instinct using a knife on the lobster*

    Just a ForkJust a Fork11 hours ago
  • Crab factory

    HELIXXHELIXX11 hours ago
  • I'm not against this but i really think that the crustaseous should not be eated because there's not too much meat in their bodies (ignoring the bluecrab without the shell) and they evolved literally for not being eaten or be human food (only preys) and have their place in the sea and coasts not kitchens and tables Edit:if you don't like my idea you can ignore me but please don't let a coment saying "you should learn about food" this is one of my favorite channels of food

    Karlo MendozaKarlo Mendoza11 hours ago
  • R.I.P larry the lobster 8:03

    Bob RodriguezBob Rodriguez11 hours ago
  • R.I.P Lobster

    chimi flipin changaschimi flipin changas12 hours ago
  • Him: it taste like licking a battery. Me: I knew everyone has licked a battery. My mom:🤔👌 OK?

    Malachi JohnsonMalachi Johnson12 hours ago
  • I wach this when I'm depressed

    CV MilesCV Miles12 hours ago
  • *Mr Krabs will remember that*

    MagnusMagnus16 hours ago
  • i bet he doesn't even have a stove at home. he eats everything raw

    SialalaMarcinSialalaMarcin18 hours ago
  • 1:12 Are you feeling it now, Mr. Krabs?

    Dr. PiñataDr. Piñata19 hours ago
  • For some reason I'm enjoying this

    Aaron BrunkauAaron Brunkau20 hours ago
  • I've only ever eaten small clams (and I've never prepared them myself). On the bigger ones, do you have to remove the organs or is it just preferred that way? Like are they just not tasty or is eating them unsafe?

    Lex is a BastardLex is a Bastard20 hours ago
  • 27:55 he took off the foreskin

    Mr. PopcornMr. Popcorn23 hours ago
  • the Maine Lobster at 8:01 like "Why do I hear boss music?"

    Ova236Ova23623 hours ago
  • I don't even eat seafood yet here I am

    Kenzie RoseKenzie RoseDay ago
  • Ok but like, I’m so hungry for all of these now🥺😋

    Sarah brightman FANGIRLSarah brightman FANGIRLDay ago
  • Abalone also known as Paua can be opened by hand... use your thumb to release it from the shell, it comes out clean and doesnt open the guts and yucky stuff, also the sack inside, if its white and creamy its edible, I dont like it but you can eat it haha this videos so over the top haha

    dyanni rossdyanni rossDay ago
    • Also the sea urchin, we call them kinas, can literally stab ta know into the shell snap it open in half, shake out the guts and then scrape out the roe haha

      dyanni rossdyanni rossDay ago
  • Killing lobster most human way as possible Host:trigered

    Ethan RaquemEthan RaquemDay ago
  • Less comments of geoduck here huh

    PlaceboプラセボPlaceboプラセボDay ago
  • 🤢🤮

    Victor F. LarsenVictor F. LarsenDay ago
  • Ngl I be chugging crab mustard

  • " Just wiggle, wiggle, wiggle....till you feel yourself inside it...." That's what he said😏😏😁😁

    Raizanwal NimalRaizanwal NimalDay ago
  • They look like toys and he his taking it apart from them

    No Mercy The KingNo Mercy The KingDay ago
  • It's been forever sense ive had Oyster, but those Bayswater sweets look good, good thing I'm in Washington

    DowndogyDowndogyDay ago
  • Man is basically the worst nightmare of every crab/lobster there is

    Ninjaop3 JutsuNinjaop3 JutsuDay ago
  • I litterally have a shellfish allergy but for some reason this is so soothing.

    Kristen FulchieroKristen FulchieroDay ago
  • Why do shellfish shells go red when they boil?

    dudley vernondudley vernonDay ago
  • Very unclean and not kosher to eat. But i loved the video and learning how each animal is prepared.

    Gia DollzGia DollzDay ago
  • Gordon ramsay is proud

    Khean BarandaKhean BarandaDay ago
  • quarantine really got me falling in love with the guy who taught me how to decapitate a flaccid crab

    ness unoness unoDay ago
  • සමග ජීව උණ්ඩ මහත්වරු කියන්න පටන්

    Rose JohnsonRose JohnsonDay ago
  • 8:01 me: GOOD BYE BUDDY 😢💔

  • Me: I need to fix my sleep schedule Also me at 3am

    Yvhj GhnvgYvhj GhnvgDay ago
  • For the lobster: let's kill it in the most humane way For clams and the like: ruthlessly dissecting it while it's still alive

    Dj Yolk's Pornhub Premium AccountDj Yolk's Pornhub Premium AccountDay ago
  • Why am I here?

    PieNinjaGO!PieNinjaGO!Day ago
  • Deep fried soft shelled crab is amazinggg

    Onigirii sannOnigirii sannDay ago
  • Swedes know that ain't the way you eat crawfish

    JanssonJanssonDay ago
  • All SpongeBob fans when he killed the lobster be like: LARRYYYYYY WHY SO SOON

    One Queen &famOne Queen &famDay ago
  • I really use my teeth for like everything

    Jihyos Boobee sweatJihyos Boobee sweatDay ago
  • It's hard out there for a shrimp

    Trevor PhilipsTrevor PhilipsDay ago
  • i knowwww yall saw the sea urchin moveee

    kaydeillumatedkaydeillumatedDay ago
  • Grotesque.

    OwlyEaglesOwlyEaglesDay ago
  • Bruh im so pissed at dove laughing at me cause i cant skip their ad.

    • R O S E T T A •• R O S E T T A •Day ago
  • aight before i say this, in my defense, quarantine has me thirsty af and i cannot stop looking at his arms

    žana larisažana larisaDay ago
  • The trance music playing while he was using the flashlight😂

    Anntuhaneth MenaAnntuhaneth MenaDay ago
  • I feel bad for the lobsters At my local Walmart when I was around 4 or 5 there was a lobster tank and I would always sneak away from my parents and whisper to the lobsters the I would save them one day, sadly they removed the tank before I could free all the lobsters 😢

    Leann SimmonsLeann SimmonsDay ago
  • Is there anything humans won’t eat? I mean I’m no vegan but come on! This is so barbaric. Imagine being hungry and eating a geoduck ffs

    Tom GTom GDay ago
  • The irony of having bands around the claws of the lobster to protect the chef wasn’t wasted on me.

    Tom GTom GDay ago
  • “This is what we call the mustard of the crab, it’s tasty so hold onto it” ..... That’s literally it’s faeces bro.

    CringeFestCringeFest2 days ago
  • did i just watch a lobster die?

    Mike KohMike Koh2 days ago
  • Me :doesn’t like sea food me at 3am: ooo let’s learn how to prepare all the shellfish

    Bbg OmfgBbg Omfg2 days ago
  • This is "Sponge Bob" cast looks like when undergo surgery

    yuki barredoyuki barredo2 days ago
  • On the baywatter sweet why is the rubber

    reinis Krepšsreinis Krepšs2 days ago
  • Who df edits this video? That crawfish bit was genius 😂😂😂☠️☠️😭

    Jewel LianJewel Lian2 days ago
  • Hot diggity, clams seem like a lot of work for very little payoff.

    Justin TRJustin TR2 days ago
  • Make how to use every guns.

    son đặng tháison đặng thái2 days ago
  • lobster is onscreen, wiggling its lil legs me: :( bye buddy

    Nara BeepsNara Beeps2 days ago
  • I’m a vegetarian how did I even get here

    turtlebaguettesturtlebaguettes2 days ago
  • huh these things are gross

    Mx. Self DestructMx. Self Destruct2 days ago

    Just no.Just no.2 days ago
  • I spent 37 minutes watching this at 3:00 am and I see “how to fillet every fish” I’m scared my restraint isn’t strong enough pray for me

    Valkyrie grid FusionValkyrie grid Fusion2 days ago
  • Amazing

    Vishal SuvarnaVishal Suvarna2 days ago
  • Crab mustard is disgusting

    Weird_nibbaWeird_nibba2 days ago
  • That trance music tho.. 🔥

    MikeOahtMikeOaht2 days ago