How To Open Every Shellfish | Method Mastery | Epicurious

Apr 21, 2020
14 921 358 Views

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

Follow Mike on social! @booyamike

Still haven’t subscribed to Epicurious on USkeys? ►► bit.ly/epiyoutubesub

ABOUT EPICURIOUS
Browse thousands of recipes and videos from Bon Appétit, Gourmet, and more. Find inventive cooking ideas, ingredients, and restaurant menus from the world’s largest food archive.
How To Open Every Shellfish | Method Mastery | Epicurious

Comments
  • He's just snapping all of them, how *shell-fish* ah? Ah? Yeah I'll see myself out-

    Happy SentencesHappy Sentences12 minutes ago
  • 8:05 how I want to die

    Sir Foop A.K.A Jorah JoestarSir Foop A.K.A Jorah JoestarHour ago
  • I am literally allergic. This will literally kill me. WHY IS THIS IN MY RECOMMENDED??!

    Betty-Alexandria PrideBetty-Alexandria Pride3 hours ago
  • hey again,,,,,,,,,,,,,, it's 3:03 am

    Microwave MadnessMicrowave Madness4 hours ago
  • I’m allergic to shellfish, but this is so interesting 😦

    Tjej ReidTjej Reid4 hours ago
  • Rip the lobster😔🥺

    Vance MariniVance Marini4 hours ago
  • I wish Mike would call my flesh absolutely gorgeous

    Beta KingBeta King6 hours ago
  • this just reiterates to me that most crabs are not worth eating

    The Hectic ChannelThe Hectic Channel7 hours ago
  • The fact that I’m allergic to seafood but still watched this🤧

    H iH i7 hours ago
  • The Goeduck Is from this world.

    Shion Figueroa MateoShion Figueroa Mateo7 hours ago
  • 8:04 oh god its like the pufferfish all over again

    _Z13N __Z13N _8 hours ago
  • Did anyone else start crying when he killed the lopster I did 😔☹️

    Dolores MirandaDolores Miranda9 hours ago
  • Someone should make a vid with dis vid and the title should be a vid that made me go vegan lol

    Dolores MirandaDolores Miranda9 hours ago
  • Everyone: Me at 3 am: seeing this video

    Wolf Royal 01Wolf Royal 019 hours ago
    • For me 12:22

      Sheila LampleySheila Lampley4 hours ago
  • go to sleep or see how to open every shellfish (〇o〇;)

    yeet lopyeet lop9 hours ago
  • I swear lobster claws are the most satisfying things to eat, so if anyone reading this has the chance, I encourage you to try it! :)

    Je n'ai pas changé mon nom.Je n'ai pas changé mon nom.10 hours ago
  • "How to open every shellfish" First minute: "Have all of these incredibly specific tools" Thanks

    Enny GimaEnny Gima10 hours ago
  • I’m allergic to all types of fish yet.....I’m addicted to watching them die

    Thicc BrickThicc Brick10 hours ago
  • it is 2:00 and I am watching a man prepare shellfish

    funny internet manfunny internet man10 hours ago
  • The crusher has now become the crushed

    Eagan O'ConnorEagan O'Connor11 hours ago
  • He sounds like he's from Philly.

    I leave mean commentsI leave mean comments11 hours ago
  • "...I like to have 3 knives... " goes on to describe like 20 knives.

    I leave mean commentsI leave mean comments11 hours ago
  • All I can hear I crack crack crack cavity apron crack meat crack crack

    SirBoba5161SirBoba516112 hours ago
  • WHY AM I WATCHING THIS WITH INTENSE CONCENTRATION WHEN I DON'T EVEN LIKE SEAFOOD AND THE IDEA OD EATING A LOBSTER THAT WAS ALIVE HALF AN HOUR AGO MAKES ME SAD!!

    bet_jevbet_jev16 hours ago
    • Good, more for us

      C Lav669C Lav66914 hours ago
  • All I'm looking at is him 💋🥰💋❣️🤗

    Star ChanelStar Chanel18 hours ago
    • Why the lobster is more attracting than him

      SirBoba5161SirBoba516112 hours ago
  • I love how this is so random and just popped up in my recommendations

    Bitch SticksBitch Sticks21 hour ago
  • 35:27 why am I laughing

    Im PotatIm Potat22 hours ago
  • Me while studying: this is more ImPoRtAnT

    Beast BoyBeast BoyDay ago
  • Gordon would find so many mistakes in this video

    Nosty GamerNosty GamerDay ago
  • Fish girl and fish man. its love.🤣🤣🤣

    Ayeasha AkterAyeasha AkterDay ago
  • Hello again handsome fish man

    berry yeolberry yeolDay ago
  • As a vegetarian I just watched this whole video and enjoyed it

    Caleb GerhardCaleb GerhardDay ago
  • 27:54: my parents when i was 3 years old (if you get it you get it)

    RedRedDay ago
  • Me watches how to open and oyster Reminds me of something..remebers... I would open oysters with a plastic soup spoon at a party 👁👄👁

    Hey LolHey LolDay ago
  • Free up L⭕bster2trappy

    Almighty AstraAlmighty AstraDay ago
  • I witnessed death.

    Cartoony NightmareCartoony NightmareDay ago
  • Im sorry but the way when he cut the lobster in half and it blinked and opened its eyes back open and start moving 😬

    omega •kunomega •kunDay ago
  • Brain: you must learn how to open every shellfish Me: it's 3 in the morning Brain: what about the shellfish my child

    Stanley drawsStanley drawsDay ago
  • Lobster: aye sup bro, watcha doin with that knif- (Slice) (crack)

    Garrett HoffmanGarrett HoffmanDay ago
  • 🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀

    Lance PourianLance PourianDay ago
  • The editor is a 46 year old woman whose name is Judy.

    ReqoilReqoilDay ago
  • The small joseph jelly nest because fiber intradurally chase around a last limit. lying, rotten arm

    joe wiltsjoe wiltsDay ago
  • This guy gives better tutorials then Gordon Ramsay

    bunny hopperbunny hopperDay ago
  • he knows what the hella he’s doing lol

    Nathen HodgeNathen HodgeDay ago
  • i love how there is chapters, never seen that before

    Nathen HodgeNathen HodgeDay ago
  • Killing the lobster in the most human way possible. Also the most human way possible: assasinating it

    Alexandre MilordAlexandre MilordDay ago
  • That relatable moment when you disassemble a crab like a lego set

    MÆRSMÆRSDay ago
  • i feel bad for the lobster

    Cantarellamiku XKaitoCantarellamiku XKaitoDay ago
  • i first misunderstood geoduck as geodude from pokemon lmao.

    cxxcxckcxxcxckDay ago
  • Shellfish are goin to endangered soon

    Asnor WahabAsnor WahabDay ago
  • Why do scallops have so many eyes? A nightmare.

    crazyskittlefan44crazyskittlefan44Day ago
  • I AM UNCOMFORTABLE ABOUT HOW MANY EYES A SEA SCALLOP HAS

    OrangetangyOrkaOrangetangyOrkaDay ago
  • No live lobsters were killed brutally with a knife by a really cool dude in the making of this video*

    Stickboy 55Stickboy 55Day ago
  • Nobody: DELICIOUS HEAD JUICES

    Bold and BrashBold and BrashDay ago
  • Mom just uses a knife, a claw cracker thing and her bare hands

    Kana_ChanスマイルKana_ChanスマイルDay ago
  • Honestly im disgusted but im still watching it lol i just hate sea food

    LovelyLovelyDay ago
  • probably my 56th time watching this

    ハテップハテップDay ago
  • Me watching this knowing damn well that i well never use this: interesting

    Zack MuhamedZack MuhamedDay ago
  • Filipinos : tangina sinayang mo yung laman

    kim yohankim yohanDay ago
  • I like your words fish man

    The Naartjie GodThe Naartjie GodDay ago
  • April 22 2020... Now its already 2021

    lulululuDay ago
  • The cuddly syria implicitly remind because trade pharmacologically wail besides a null valley. luxuriant, hoc show

    John ParhamJohn ParhamDay ago
  • The heavenly heavy hellish process intriguingly talk because experience acromegaly stuff lest a jumpy fifth. temporary, resonant chicken

    John ParhamJohn ParhamDay ago
  • no but seriously so thankful that he didnt cook the lobster alive

    Mustafa FarrukhMustafa FarrukhDay ago
  • bruh if you eat what's inside that Dungeness crab you could get domoic acid poisoning - be careful!

    Kenneth TagueKenneth TagueDay ago
  • 8:34 F 😔👊👍👌

    DYPROXDYPROXDay ago
  • Spiky lobster ?

    Itz SinsfulItz SinsfulDay ago
  • 7:44 "Hey Mom! Dad! Im on Television!

    Commu NistCommu NistDay ago
  • I wouldn't show this to Mr. Krabs if I were you

    Commu NistCommu NistDay ago
  • The best way to open any shell fish is boil them

    GAMER 11GAMER 112 days ago
  • Food terrorism

    darkstrike1001darkstrike10012 days ago
  • Mans just smoke crab legs

    Ongek [GD]Ongek [GD]2 days ago
  • This guy using a bunch of tools: My family: hammer go smack

    Scooble4783Scooble47832 days ago
  • I didn’t search for this...

    Liam Walker ConnollyLiam Walker Connolly2 days ago
  • Luv to u shell man

    The One who Walks and CommentsThe One who Walks and Comments2 days ago
  • Making me hungry right now /:

    Marco_DudeMarco_Dude2 days ago
  • Conch and scallops are my favorite they taste so goddamn good

    Bryce HammBryce Hamm2 days ago
  • If you think about it shell fish are just kinda sea bugs

    Harrison RogersHarrison Rogers2 days ago
  • “You want to make sure to suck out all of these delicious head juices” 😳

    Draw Fun PaigeDraw Fun Paige2 days ago
  • That is not how to open Sea Urchin, you jam two spoons back to back in its mouth and push down, it breaks into half, what a waste of time doing it like this.

    mr_baited rakaumr_baited rakau2 days ago
  • 8:02 that was so casual it gave me chills

    Color CloudColor Cloud2 days ago
  • Poor lobster

    Alden OmerAlden Omer2 days ago
  • Ew

    Alden OmerAlden Omer2 days ago
  • Me looking at the urchin: "ooh that meat looks interesting." Me stay looking up what uni actually is: "ooooooh helllll nooooo"

    SnickidySnickidy2 days ago
  • I feel so ashamed I seriously watch 36 minutes of this man killing stuff

    Roomkeyz007Roomkeyz0072 days ago
  • Thank you Mr. Cruz!

    Boom PartyBoom Party2 days ago
  • 27:59 you’re welcome

    Andrew LevisterAndrew Levister2 days ago
  • floppy crab

    oldman32oldman322 days ago
  • 8:04 holy crab that was painful

    öleöle2 days ago
  • I'm never going to eat any of this what am I doing here

    Angelo and AngelAngelo and Angel2 days ago
  • Is it just me, or does geoduck look like a face hugger

    Jeffrey FiegenJeffrey Fiegen2 days ago
  • Goddamn I ain't think they were guna show him drilling that knife lmaoooo I love animals and I hate seeing them be killed but he just got sexier for me 😅😅😅

    Emily Da CostaEmily Da Costa2 days ago
  • Why did the mobster carry some shellfish in his pocket? It helps to have a little mussel in that line of work.

    Gigas0101Gigas01012 days ago
  • I bought a live lobster it started to squirm so I whacked it with a meat hammer I kept beating it now it looks like hamburger meat

    Life BoxLife Box2 days ago
  • what about prawn

    KHALEB JOHNSON WILLIAMS (Student)KHALEB JOHNSON WILLIAMS (Student)2 days ago
    • There is prawn

      MemeistMemeist2 days ago
  • All those crab organs are edible and tastier than the actual crab meat.

    wredgefunkywredgefunky2 days ago
  • Rich foods.....

    SAHTE MASASAHTE MASA2 days ago
  • When he said head juices I felt that

    cheeky chilupacheeky chilupa2 days ago
  • I’m watching this on my way to school, the video is interesting 😁

    SattieSattie2 days ago
  • 21:21 Parents with their newborn:

    IM A beanIM A bean2 days ago
USkeys