Can't get over the taste of the delicious lobster that you had in your favorite restaurant? If yes, then it's the time for you to learn the art of cooking lobster at home. While eating one at the restaurant could have been a wonderful experience, believe me, preparing and then devouring the luscious dish, right amidst the comforts of your cozy home, would be an unforgettable treat (and a inexpensive one as well)!! Cooking lobsters is not as tough as it seems to be. It is all about bringing the basics of cooking into practicality. There are different methods for cooking a lobster. You can either boil the lobster or steam it or even resort to grilling it. Whichever way you chose, the yummy delight would surely prove to be an appetizing dish on the dining table. To get detailed information on how to cook lobster in different ways, read through the following lines.
Different Ways Of Cooking Lobster
- Take a large pot and fill it with water. Make sure there is enough water to cover the lobster completely.
- Put 2 tbsp of sea salt for every 2 liters of water added to the pot.
- Once the water boils, take the live lobster from behind the claws and drop it headfirst into the boiling water.
- Cover the pot with a lid. Once the water comes to a second boil, start keeping a track of the cooking time.
- For the first lb of weight, you need to boil the lobster for 10 minutes. For every extra pound, add 3 minutes to the cooking time. For instance, while a 2 lb lobster gets done in 13 minutes, a 3 lb lobster would take about 16 minutes.
- Once the lobster has been cooked, drain the water and serve hot.
- For steaming a lobster, take a large pot and place a steaming rack on the bottom. This is basically done to hold the lobster.
- Pour about 2 inches of water into the pot and add about a tbsp of sea salt.
- Now, cover the pot and bring the water to boil. Once the water starts boiling, place the lobster on the rack and cover the pot.
- Bring the water to a boil once again.
- Once the water has boiled, you need to start keeping a track of the cooking time.
- For the first lb of weight, steam the lobster for about 14 minutes. Thereafter, cook an extra 3 minutes for every lb of weight. For instance, a 2 lb lobster will cook in 17 minutes and a 3 lb in 20 minutes.
- Once cooked, drain the water from the lobster and serve the yummy delight while it's still hot.
- Fill a large pot with water and add sea salt to it. For every 2 liters of water, put 2 tbsp of sea salt.
- Once the water comes to a boil, hold the lobster from behind its claws and drop it headfirst into the boiling water.
- Now, allow the water to boil for the second time.
- Once the water has boiled, time the lobster to boil for further 5 minutes.
- Now, remove the lobster from the pot and place it on its back.
- In the meanwhile, pre-heat the grill at about medium to hot.
- Using a sharp knife, cut the lobster down the middle. Remove the black vein that runs down the tail, the green tomalley and the sand sac, which is located in the head area behind the eyes.
- Apply melted butter and lemon juice on the lobster meat and place it over the preheated grill, shell-side down, for around 8-10 minutes, until it is thoroughly cooked.
- Serve the dish hot.