How to Cook a Great Lobster Meal

We’ve all been there.

You want to cook a delicious meal for your family or friends but get stuck knowing what to cook.

You want it to be fancy, but let’s face it, you’re no Iron Chef.

But you have an idea! One you just can’t shake: lobster.

Lobster? That’s not an easy dish…or is it?

Cooking a great lobster meal it’s much easier than you may think.

It doesn’t take much to make a delicious meal sure to impress your guests.

Here are a few questions and answers that can help you make a great lobster meal.

What type of lobster should you use? 

Trust me, it doesn’t matter all that much. Any type of lobster will work just fine for your meal…small, large, spiny? The world is your oyster, or lobster in this case.

Do male or female lobsters taste better?

The only way it’s possible to tell if your lobster is male or female, by cooking it. A female lobster will reveal a slightly pink hue once it’s cooked. But, no matter if the lobster is male or female, many can agree that they both taste great: tender and tasty!

Should you make your lobster ahead of time?

You can, but it’s not advisable. If you prepare your lobster ahead of time the meat can become discolored depending on how long you wait. If you make your lobster meal ahead of time you’ll also run into other issues with the meat. Lobster meat tends to become tough if you reheat it.

Can I do any prep ahead of time?

Yes! Shucking your lobster meat out of the shell, or butterflying a lobster ahead of time is perfectly fine. Just make sure it’s the same day you intend on cooking it. Prepping your lobster before cooking can help save a little bit of time, especially if you have a busy life.

What does butterflying do to my lobster?

Butterflying is a cooking technique that ensures the lobster meat is evenly cooked. Typically used with lobster tails, butterflying is done using a knife or kitchen shears to cut the meat of the tail lengthwise down the center. From the top of the shell, you will stop before reaching the tail fins. Butterflying works best if you’re grilling or baking your lobster. If you choose to boil or broil your lobster, butterflying may not be necessary.

What are the guidelines to broiling a lobster tail?

If you decide to cook your lobster in the oven, it’s best to cook it on the middle rack. This will ensure an even distribution of heat. As far as time, when broiling your lobster a good rule of thumb is one minute per ounce of meat. A meat thermometer is the best way to check to see if your lobster is fully cooked.

There you have it!

Cooking a great lobster meal doesn’t have to be hard.

Some of the most commonly asked questions have simple answers.

Hopefully this helps with making a great lobster meal that will have your guests asking for more

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