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Cooking Lobster
      #986226 - 04/03/09 06:40 PM (24.206.236.200)

OK, I need some advice. I have never made lobster at home. Sometimes my local market has whole lobsters and sometimes just the tails. In any case, which is the best method for cooking it and not getting it overdone? Steaming? I was thinking about doing a surf and turf or perhaps a lobster salad. In any case, I need some guidance. Can anyone help?

Thanks!


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Re: Cooking Lobster [Re: Anonymous]
      #986229 - 04/03/09 06:48 PM (24.226.244.166)

http://www.lobsterhelp.com/cooking-lobster.html

All kinds of ideas here, but i can tell you that in the Maritimes (Atlantic Canada), most everyone boils lobster...

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Re: Cooking Lobster [Re: MarcG]
      #986239 - 04/03/09 07:04 PM (24.206.236.200)

Awesome, thanks Marc. I guess I could have done a web search and found this, but the recipes and cooking tips on this forum sound so good, just wanted some personalized advice.

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Re: Cooking Lobster [Re: Anonymous]
      #986249 - 04/03/09 07:20 PM (69.123.100.48)

http://lobsterdick.tripod.com/ Dicky is my somewhat eccentric friend and landlord, his lobster boat docks in my backyard.

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Re: Cooking Lobster [Re: Anonymous]
      #986294 - 04/03/09 10:10 PM (24.226.244.166)

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Anonymous said:
Awesome, thanks Marc. I guess I could have done a web search and found this, but the recipes and cooking tips on this forum sound so good, just wanted some personalized advice.




We live in lobster country, and for cooking, we boil it about 15 minutes, is salt water. Now, we have access directly to ocean water, so if you use fresh water, salt it as you please.

Some will dip in melted butter, but for us, it's like a steak, nothing added so you can get the real taste of lobster...

So for us, no huge complicated recipe!!!

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Re: Cooking Lobster [Re: MarcG]
      #986302 - 04/03/09 10:25 PM (205.188.116.77)

I agree about the butter. When we serve it hot, we always use butter, but I usually cook extras and pick them apart, put the lobster in zip-lock bags and eat it cold with no butter. I actually enjoy it more that way. You taste the lobster, not overwhelmed by the butter!

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Re: Cooking Lobster [Re: CarolynandWalt]
      #986305 - 04/03/09 10:30 PM (24.222.131.210)

Seriously. Boil them but do it on the BBQ cause your house will stank. Take it from a Atlantic Canadian.

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Re: Cooking Lobster [Re: Anonymous]
      #986310 - 04/03/09 10:56 PM (68.163.133.103)

For beginners, you don't 'cook' lobster, you steam them!! That being said, I've done them more ways than you can imagine, and I still prefer steaming!
If you're squeamish have your fish/lobster monger do the steaming for you. Unfortunately, there are times when they scream/screech. Seriously. That's not a problem for me because I have my eye fixed on the prize. If that makes me bad.....get over it.
Ok...now, If you really, truly love lobster you won't want to waste it over a salad, unless it's TOTALLY a lobster/lobstah salad. But, if you're planning to place it daintly over a salad, in Andy's words, forgettaboutit!! The taste is so unique and special it must be savored/savoured!! Go for it!! Steam, break open the shell, dig out the meat, dip into melted butter and have the BEST time you've had in a long time!! Orgasmic, comes to mind... Mangia!!


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Re: Cooking Lobster [Re: MarcG]
      #986328 - 04/03/09 11:52 PM (99.241.134.59)

All this "lobster talk" is making me VERY HUNGRY! Having been born and raised in the Maritimes, I am a real lobster lover! Had relatives who were lobster fisherman so have enjoyed many fresh lobster parties! Nothing like sitting down to a huge buffet of all you can eat lobster in your own kitchen!

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Re: Cooking Lobster [Re: contessa]
      #986340 - 04/04/09 01:00 AM (71.174.151.29)

I agree with Contessa we (well, Bill, cuz I won't do it) always steam ours. We have a huge lobster pot, goes ouside on the side burner of the grill, with a rack in the pot. Perfect!

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