Enjoy Eating Shellfish

A guide on how to tackle a seafood platter including how to eat a crab claw, how to eat lobster in it’s shell, how to peel a prawn and how to eat a mussel.

We have met many people who have said how they would love to order shellfish in a restaurant but are reluctant to because they are not sure how to eat it. This is especially true for seafood platters where you have a variety of different shellfish to eat.

On this page we will demonstrate how to eat lobster, crab, mussels and prawns so that these wonderful foods can be enjoyed by everybody.

All the tools and utensils required to eat shellfish are available in our cook shop. This includes all items being used in the videos below.


– The meat in a lobster’s tail is easy to pull out and eat.  There is also some delicious meat in each of the legs, which is best sucked out.


– If you have crab on a shellfish platter then it will normally be the claws and occasionally the legs too. The meat from the body of the crab is normally removed for you before serving a crab.

How to eat Lobster

How to eat a Crab Claw

How to peel or shell Prawns

Whole prawns became very popular a few years ago with introduction of dishes in pubs and restaurants such as ‘a pint of prawns’ or ‘a bucket of prawns’. The larger king prawns or tiger prawns are easier to peel. However, even small prawns are pretty easy to eat as demonstrated in this video.

How to eat Mussels

Eating mussels is very much hands on!  With a bowl of mussels cooked in a delicious sauce such as white wine and garlic, it is a good idea to serve some nice crusty bread.

Our mussel pots are an all in one solutions.  You can cook and serve them in the pot and then the lid becomes the container for the empty shells.  They look good too!