How to cook a lobster

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Christian Ruß

Test Kitchen Manager and Chef at Kitchen Stories

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Difficulty

Medium 👍
10
min.
Preparation
0
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-1+
lobster
ice
salt
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • large pot
  • cutting board
  • knife
  • slotted spoon
  • large bowl

Nutrition per serving

Cal
140
Protein
24 g
Fat
1 g
Carb
2 g
  • Step 1/3

    • salt
    • large pot

    Bring a large pot of water to boil over high heat. Salt generously.

  • Step 2/3

    • lobster
    • cutting board
    • knife

    Place the lobster on a cutting board and stun it with a hard blow to the head using the back of a knife. Drop the lobster headfirst into boiling water, then cover, and bring back to a full boil. Uncover and simmer for approx. 4 min.

  • Step 3/3

    • slotted spoon
    • large bowl

    Meanwhile, prepare an ice bath in a large bowl. Remove the lobster from the pot with a slotted spoon and transfer to the ice bath to prevent cooking further. Once cool enough to handle, remove the rubber bands from the claws, and enjoy!