An utterly gorgeous array of the ocean’s bounty.Gather Journal Fruits de Mer
The mythic jaguar shark. That’s what Captain Steve Zissou (Bill Murray) and his quirky crew of seafarers are after. Why? Revenge, of course; the colossal spotted predator ate Zissou’s partner. There is a divine soundtrack of Seu Jorge-sung David Bowie hits, a cameo by the one-and-only Jeff Goldblum as Zissou’s nemesis, and plenty of breathtaking seascapes with all manner of aquatic creatures. And what more fitting homage to the sea than a gorgeous array of its bounty?
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Have a bowl of ice water on hand.
Boil shrimp just until just cooked through. Chill after boiling.
Boil the lobster 10 minutes for a 1¼ lb lobster; up to 15 minutes for a 2 lb lobster.
Boil langosteens 2 minutes; they don’t change color.
Whelks need to be rinsed a couple times and even soaked for an hour or two. Boil 12 minutes.
Stone crab claws and snow crab legs are sold pre-cooked. Use a nutcracker to get into them.
Shuck the clams and oysters.
Serve seafood on ice with lemon wedges and condiments.