HOW TO COOK LOBSTER
Lobster is one of natures best food. Lobster meat is a popular low-fat diet and protein that contains important omega-3 fatty acids. Consuming a diet made up of fresh seafood have been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. It also improves neurological functioning and the eyes.
Lobster is delicious and easy to prepare. It can be cooked, steamed, grilled and roasted. Fresh lobster lovers agree that the best way to get the best flavor of this juicy meat is by starting with a live Lobster. Usually, you can get a live lobster from a big local grocery store. If you are lucky enough and stay near the ocean, you can go and buy the fresh lobster off the docks. However, the best way to ensure that you get the freshest lobster is by purchasing it from dozens of lobster companies that directly buy from boats returning with their harvest or who have harvested lobsters using their boats.
TIPS ON HOW TO CHOOSE LOBSTERS
There are many factors that you have to consider before you go and buy your lobsters. Below are some useful information that can help you decide the best and juiciest of all lobsters. Continue reading to find out.
HOW SHOULD IT LOOK?
When you see a lobster, just by mere looking at it, you have the feeling that some of them will be the right choice, but unfortunately, the color of the lobster does not matter. A common misconception is that lobsters are bright red, but the fact is they do not become red until they are cooked, and as regards the color, most experts say they have no effect on lobster flavor.
However, other factors count. For example, you will know if it’s not fresh and has been in the tank for a while if it is weak. Their claws also tend to shrink if it’s no longer fresh. When you buy a lobster, try to pull its tail straight, if it does not curl up, it means it’s simply not fresh and should not be purchased. On the other hand, if the lobster puts up a fight by raising its claws, it means the lobster its a fresh catch.
THE SIZE OF THE LOBSTER
One of the easiest methods for you to know which lobster has more meat is by measuring its carapace. It is the distance between the eye and the beginning of the lobster tail. A 1½ lbs of lobster is 1 1/3 cups of meat. Male lobsters tend to have larger claws, while females have fleshy tails. For you to know this, inspect the lobster claws; Males have stiff claws and thick and soft ones for female.
WHERE TO BUY LOBSTERS
Local supermarkets are not the best place to find fresh lobster rather seafood Store may be the best. You can even buy lobster online. You can search online and find fresh and live lobsters to be delivered to your doorstep.
The secret of cooking lobsters is not just to murder them. Give them a nice slow, respectable release. Do not put them in boiling water and don’t drown them in too much water. Cooking them in a large amount of water reduces their flavor, and also too much water, waterlogs them.
- Put in two inches of water, whether you are cooking two lobsters or 14.
- Take a container of salt and with the spout open pour it three times around the pot, then, plop! At the end (about three teaspoons).
- When the water boils, add the fish (lobsters), put the lid on, and steam them for 20 minutes.
- When done, draw up your butter and serve with a dish of vinegar as well.
- Carefully remove the pot of lobsters with tongs. Always be careful because they are very hot. Set in a large bowl for five minutes to cool before cracking. Once the Lobster is cooked, break it open and savor the fresh, delicious meat.
HOW TO TELL IF MY LOBSTERS ARE COOKED
Lobster is cooked when the shell is completely red. When the lobster is cooked properly, the meat is creamy white all the way through –no transparent parts. Cooked Lobster is beautiful.
WHAT GOES WELL WITH LOBSTER
Lobster can be added to soup or salad and is usually served with corn, potatoes, green beans, peas, carrots, asparagus or black beans. Other seafood that goes well with lobster include; scallops, salmon, and shrimp. Risotto, rice and pasta dishes enhance the taste of lobster. To finish the meal, a light dessert, such as sponge cake or a sherbet, makes an excellent complement to a lobster.