Thursday, May 22, 2008

Live Lobster Recipe in Your Kitchen

One of the first things that you have to come to terms with in cooking live lobster is the fact that you will be the person that will place a living creature in water that is boiling. Most people feel squeamish about this. They are not sure they can do it. This is what makes cooking live lobster so different.

Lobster with Spring Onions & Ginger

When you buy chicken or fish or beef, the deed has already been done someone else. You do not see the animal alive and kicking. Once you do get over your uneasiness, cooking live lobsters are easy. And they taste way more delicious than the frozen kind.
You probably bought your lobster live either through a local seller or an online seller. Make sure that it is alive and kicking when it arrives at your doorstep. Ideally you should cook the lobster right away. If you are not going to, then you should place it in the refrigerator right away. Lobsters can live for a few hours outside of water.
When buying the lobsters, as much as possible try not to buy any that over a pound or pound and a half. Lobsters that are too large, end up getting cooked unevenly. So while some parts cook well, others do not. When you are ready to cook, make sure that you select a pan that is large enough to hold the lobster. Make sure to fill it with enough water to hold the lobster without the water spilling over. Bring the water to a boil where the water is rolling. Do not place the lobster in the water until it is hot enough that it is rolling.
Before placing the lobster in the water, remember to remove the rubber bands that hold the claws together. Grab the lobster firmly and place it head first into the boiling water. Be careful to not splash hot water over yourself. Once about half the lobster is immersed in the water, you can release it.
You will know that the lobster is cooked, because it will turn red. Or if you want you can see if the claws can be pulled easily from the body. If you can, this also means that the lobster is cooked. Remove the lobster from the pot and place it on a plate. Wait for it to cool down. Melt some butter. And enjoy your well deserved meal.
To find more tips and information on Cooking Live Lobster go to, a website which provides many articles with information, facts and recipes on lobsters. Among other things, you will find a delicious Lobster Recipe