NIKKITHEFOODIE'S MENTOR PROFILE

Hi, I'm NikkiTheFoodie.

I'm a mentor in Seafood

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My Seafood Corner

Why I want to be mentor in this category:
Because I have a great deal of knowledge pertaining to shellfish and seafood preparation.


What inspires me in this category:
Seafood is a way of life here at Lobster Gram. The possibilities are endless!


Experience:
Resident Food Blogger and Chef for Lobster Gram. Spent the last several years preparing all of our great Seafood products in various ways and blogging about them. I also prepare all sample products and meals at Lobster Gram.


Biggest Lesson Learned:
How to shuck any shellfish, how to prepare lobster in a million delicious ways, How to prepare seafood without drying it out. How to prepare any seafood,


Books, classes, teachers that have helped me:
Nancy- The Creative Director of Lobster Gram and the best home cook I have ever met. Dan the Lobster Man Zawacki- Owner and Founder of Lobster Gram- Taught me everything I know about lobsters and how to prepare them.


My Tips:

  • Be careful when cooking frozen seafood. It's usually already cooked and only needs to be flavored and heated through
  • DO NOT BUY LOBSTERS FROM A TANK! They are kept for weeks starving away and sitting in dirty water. You are better off ordering live lobsters to your home
  • Replacing your regular EVOO with lemon EVOO will enhance the flavor of almost anything you prepare
  • When purchasing frozen crabs, make sure that the legs don't dangle down. This is a sign that the crab was dead before cooked
  • When purchasing fresh whole fish, be sure the fish's eyes are not cloudy. This is a sign of spoilage.
  • Shucking a Dungeness Crab is gross. Do it over the sink.
  • Clarified butter is great for cooking because the milk solids have been removed and it won't brown or burn

MY PHOTOS

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