How To Actually Eat Seafood

Seafood is a healthy and tasty delicacy, enjoyed by many. Be it fish, sushi, crab, lobster, shrimp, clams, oysters or mussels, seafood is delicious. Due to the many vitamins and minerals, it contains, it has many health benefits. Seafood is often recommended by doctors and is considered much healthier than sheep, pig or poultry.

While you may love eating seafood, the idea of consuming such a messy meal at a fancy restaurant may discourage you from ordering it. It can be quite an ordeal eating lobster or crab legs while dining with a date or a group of friends. Follow the tips below to look like a pro while eating seafood!

  1. Whole fish

While it is quite easy to eat neat little pieces of fish, eating a whole fish is a whole other ballgame. If a fish knife is provided, your task becomes easier. A fish knife typically has a dull edge, making it simpler to separate the meat and bone. If the head has not already been detached, you can remove it from behind the gills. The top fillet should be eaten starting from the head and moving down. To eat the underside of the fish, lift up the bone and slowly ease the meat out. Remember that the fish should never be flipped over. In case you ingest any bones, remove them with your fingers and place to the side.

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  1. Crab

The crab another challenging item to eat while trying to look elegant. To make matters worse, crab is often served with the shell intact. However, keeping in mind a few points, you can enjoy this dish without worrying about how you look while eating it. First, use your fingers to detach the legs and claws from the body. Using a nutcracker, break open the legs and claws. A seafood fork is usually provided with this dish. It can be used to remove the flesh. Break off the tail by twisting it with your fingers. Now, you can enjoy eating the meat with a fork.

  1. Shrimp

Shrimp is another favorite among seafood lovers. It can be prepared in a variety of different ways, each dish more delicious than the last. So why miss out on this delicacy? Follow these guidelines and enjoy your shrimp! If the tail is attached, shrimp can be eaten by holding the tail and eating with your fingers. Jumbo shrimp can be cut with your fork and eaten one bite at a time. If the tail isn’t attached, shrimp can also be eaten with a knife and fork.

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  1. Lobster

Lobster is a delicious dish, but it can be quite daunting to eat at a formal meal. It can be served either boiled, steamed or grilled. If the body flesh has been cut out of the shell, it becomes much easier for the diner. However, if it has not been cut out, follow these steps. Firmly twist the large claws off the lobster while holding it above the plate. Open the claws with a nutcracker, provided along with the dish. Proceed to extract the meat and use the tiny lobster fork to eat it. Next, twist the smaller claws and the tail off.  You can cut the tail into small pieces and eat with the fork. The meat can be sucked out from the smaller claws. Lastly, using the nutcracker, break the back shell and consume the meat with a fork.

Using the above tips and techniques, you can master the art of seafood eating with élan. So, next time you’re out for a formal dinner, don’t be afraid to order your favorite seafood dishes!