How to Cook Lobster Live
How long should you cook lobster before you receive it as a gift? Should you cook the lobster life or let it defrost overnight? Here are some tips and tricks on how to cook lobster.
The easiest method to cook a live lobster is by boiling it in a small amount of water over simmering water. Boiling for twenty minutes gives the lobster a good color, but it is not recommended that you boil it longer than twenty minutes. Too much boiling causes meat to become overcooked and can ruin the taste of the fish and shellfish that you will be cooking with it. Once boiled, lobster meat will remain fresh for about 3 days. You can also freeze lobster (after boiling) for up to a month.
However, some people enjoy the flavor of a boiled lobster.
If you want to try this recipe with lobster, first soak the live lobster in two cups of cold water for at least an hour. Remove the lobster from the water and put it in a large pot with four cups of very cold water. Add one tablespoon of white vinegar and half a cup of very hot red wine. Bring the pot to a boil and lower the heat to simmer.
To help the lobster develop a brighter red color, boil it for five minutes. Once done, remove it from the pot and place it on a plate. Clean it off thoroughly. Then, add all the ingredients, except for the vinegar, to the pot and bring it to a boil. After about five minutes, turn the vent down and let the mixture cool slightly. Then it can be served.
Lobster tails can be used as well.
You simply have to remember that lobsters do not keep well. When they are kept at room temperature, they are soft and mushy. If they are kept in a plastic container they can harden and become tough. The best way to avoid this is to boil the lobster on a small scale, at roughly ten or fifteen lobsters for every pound in cooking.
For the classic lobster recipe, all you need is a live or fresh lobster, butter, onions, fresh herbs (sliced parsley, dill, and chives), salt, and pepper. Place all of this in the oven at the same time and cover for about three hours. Turn the oven off, open the door of the oven, and uncover when the lobster is done. At that point, you have a delicious bright red and beautiful piece of seafood.
For less expensive ways to cook lobster, you can also broil, bake, or grill it.
I like broiling because it adds a little bit of drama to an otherwise simple dish. It is a great way to get a more complex taste from the lobster. However, if you want to do it quickly, I recommend broiling instead of baking or grilling. Baking or grilling takes longer and can reduce cooking time by up to half.
Overall, these tips will help you cook lobster the right way. As you continue to cook more, you’ll find your new cooking skills grow as well. Don’t be afraid to experiment with new dishes. Remember that cooking live lobster takes practice. Just try it out for yourself and see how you like it!
When it comes to cooking lobster in a dish that really takes effort, nothing beats baked, boiled, or grilled style dishes.
You can easily cook lobster in these dishes and they can be served as a main course or served on their own. Be sure to use a lobster safe sauce or dressing to dress them up. Many people like to let the sauce warm up on the menu for a couple of days to taste the flavor before serving. That way, you won’t have to worry about whether or not anyone will like your lobster dish.
These two tips should help you keep your cooking Lobster living. However, if things get a little out of control, you can always purchase a hot pot or pan and add a little bit of salt. Just remember to carefully monitor any food temperatures and to turn the lobster meat over as necessary. Most live lobsters are juicy enough when they are just being cooked. Just don’t overcook them!
If you aren’t interested in boiling live lobsters, then I suggest you try broiling.
Most people who try broiling their lobsters find that they are much less tasty when they are broiled. You can use a meat thermometer to determine when the lobster is done to your liking. You can also add a little bit of flavor by rubbing some butter on the outside of the shell before removing it from the heat source. By using these different methods, you will be able to cook lobster in no time at all and enjoy the dish with your family and friends.