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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Lobster cooking

When my boss came back from a family trip to the fishing capital, he brought with him some goodies from the sea.

Among these were some lobsters, which I eagerly purchased because not only were they fresh, the price was so attractive. Imagine, these scrumptious crustaceans were offered to me at about 70% lower than the regular restaurant price. Ah, simply irresistible.

Taken before it took the plunge in the pot with boiling water

Now, I am not a cooking expert (nor have I tried cooking lobsters prior to this) so I have no idea on how to prepare it. But I’m just glad I found some good sites in the Internet that walked me through the process of preparing/cooking lobsters.

Some of these helpful sites are:


Lobster Recipes

Lobster Liberation

But in the end, I opted for the easiest way (for me) which was to boil the lobster. Using a large pot, I heated some water ( and added a dash of salt into it). When the water was already boiling, I immersed the lobster and waited until shell was already bright red. (Note: As to the specific timing details, there’s info of that here.)

As I didn’t have time to experiment with the dip I already had my sister seated at our dining table even before I could serve it :D, I just served it with my very regular all-time favorite dip composed of vinegar, lemon, crushed garlic clove and a dash of salt. Even with that simple dip, it was still delectable.

If you have recipe, tips, etc.. re lobster preparation/cooking, please email/or post a comment. I appreciate all the help I can get for my next kitchen adventure (with a lobster!).

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Melissa said...

What a great way to enjoy a little luxury on the cheap. I have never cooked a lobster at home but I'm glad to hear it isn't so difficult. Thanks for sharing this!

WorksForMom said...

Wow, I have absolutely NO advice for you on this ZAM! But thanks for the info!

Melanie said...

Can't help you here, but it sounds like you did just fine on your own! Yummy!!

Stephanie said...

We used to do lobster every New Years when I was a kid. Now the family is too big and it has gotten to expensive, but we always boiled them.The only dip we used was melted butter.

Lobster Queen said...

Boiled lobster is the most common way of cooking, but steamed lobster will be more tender, it is how restaurants cook lobster, and if you are only cooking one or two, microwave lobster is even easier and very tasty as well.