Lobster is a popularly served shellfish. The term is often used for a number of crustaceans. The most popular kinds of lobsters are those with claws. It is often served as part of the main dish in a number of specialty restaurants.
Before cooking lobster, store it in the freezer for 5 to 10 minutes.
Boiling a Lobster
- Take a large pot with a lid. Fill the pot with enough water so the lobster is completely underwater when you place it inside.
- Add a teaspoon of salt for every liter of water in the pot. Bring the water to a boil.
- Place the lobster in the pot and cover it with the lid.
- Boil the lobster. The length of time depends on its weight. Give 10 minutes for the first pound. Add 3 minutes for every extra pound. A 2-pound lobster will be fully done in 13 minutes.
- Once the lobster is cooked, drain it and serve while hot.
Steaming a Lobster
- Arrange the lobster on a steam rack.
- Take a large pot and put 2 inches of water in it. Then, add 1 tablespoon of sea salt.
- Cover the pot and bring it to a boil.
- Place the steam rack in the pot. Cover the pot and bring it to a boil again.
- Steam the lobster’s first pound for 14 minutes. Add 3 minutes for every extra pound. A 2-pound lobster takes 17 minutes to steam.
- Drain the lobster immediately and serve.
Grilling a Lobster
- Boil your lobster for 5 minutes.
- Take it from the pot and use a knife to cut it in the middle.
- Remove the black vein found in the tail of the lobster.
- Take off the green tomalley and the sand sack. These are found behind the eyes of the lobster.
- Preheat the grill to medium heat.
- Spread melted butter on the lobster’s meat. You can also put some lemon juice on it.
- Place the lobster on the grill. The lobster’s meat should be facing up.
- Grill the lobster for 8 to 10 minutes and serve.