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How To Cook Lobster

8th November 2007

How To Cook Lobster

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Perfectly cooked lobster is surely one of life simplest pleasures, but how to cook lobster?

The most important thing when it comes to lobsters is the freshness.

If we were able to just take a lobster from the ocean straight to the kitchen, well, that is how to cook lobster.

How to cook lobster

The most popular ways to cook lobster is either to boil the lobster or to steam it.

When it comes to boiling a lobster the best way to cook lobster is to put it in the water when it’s still alive.
French chefs through them into boiling water; other chefs had adopted a more humane method and they kill it just before throwing them to the boiling water.

The truth is that both methods are not too humane, and yet, you get the best taste when the lobster is still alive when you start boiling it.

So, how to cook lobster in a humane way?

Use a pot deep enough to hold 6 liters of salted water (You can tell when the water is salty enough by throwing a raw egg into the pot. If the egg floats the water are salty enough)
Put a baking stone or any kind of a roasting rack at the bottom of the pot, and place the lobster on it.
By doing it you prevent the lobster from touching the bottom of the pan and it will not be burned as the pan heats up. (You insert the lobster to the pot when the water are still at room temperature)

When you start to boil the water, use a gentle heat, gradually raise the temperature of the water to around 90°F, at which point the lobster will be fast asleep.

At this stage (the best way is to check the water’s temperature as not all lobsters snores) turn up the heat until the water reaches a gentle simmer.

This cooking method is not only the most humane way to cook lobster; it also brings out the best results.

The lobster’s meat comes out succulent and tender, as it didn’t experience any trauma when entering the water (the trauma causes the lobster to secrete adrenaline, which ends up in a less succulent meat)

Bear in mind that The Only Way to cook lobster for a great result is by buying it alive.(And remember to be careful with the claws as there is no lobster served in the E.R:-))

And one last tip: Whether you’re having a summer cookout or a black-tie affair, fresh lobster delivered overnight makes all the different.

Indulge yourself in succulent, fresh live Maine lobsters, delivered directly from the ocean to your home.

The purpose of this article is to present a humane, rewarding method for how to cook lobster.

If you want recipes and detailed instructions on how to cook lobster please visit my article called “Cooking Lobster

Happy Cooking :-)

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  1. 1 On November 9th, 2007, Ordwoven said:

    [...] wrote an interesting post today on How To Cook LobsterHere’s a quick [...]

  2. 2 On August 12th, 2008, AlexM said:

    I found your site on technorati and read a few of your other posts. Keep up the good work. I just added your RSS feed to my Google News Reader. Looking forward to reading more from you down the road!

  3. 3 On February 25th, 2009, Cooking said:


    Perfectly cooked lobster is surely one of life simplest pleasures

  4. 4 On May 25th, 2009, june said:

    how long do you cook a 2 1/2 lb lobster?

  5. 5 On March 20th, 2010, Kevin said:

    What the author left out was approx. how long to cook the lobster, or what to look for when the lobster is done.

  6. 6 On June 17th, 2011, Laura Fresso said:

    I put the lobsters to sleep tonite…made me feel better about how they died. I’m not sure if it made them more tender or succulent…just made me feel better about how they died. They went to sleep without screaming…made me feel better about having to cook them.

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