Preparing and Cooking Lobster

Cleaning your lobster

  • kill the bug by inserting a sharp knife from the back top edge of the carapace to between its eyes
  • twist the tail off (grab the carapace with one hand and the tail with the other and twist)
  • with a sharp knife, carefully cut around the anus
  • pull the digestive tract out of the tail

Cooking methods

  • Boiling
  • Microwaving
  • BBQing (broiling)
    • split the tail lengthwise, vertically
    • place the split tail on the grill shell side down (shell toward the heat)
    • cook until the meat start to get white and puffy
    • flip the tail meat side down for a minute or two (meat toward the heat)
  • Steaming