How To Cut Lobster
If you have decided to splurge, but are still wondering as to how to cut lobster, read on and benefit from the tips and advice given in this blog. Lobsters are delicious and expensive, hence cutting them perfectly is absolutely necessary to maintain flavor. Lobsters do not give up easily and their hard exoskeleton poses quite a threat to novices wanting to get to the tender, sweet flesh beneath. Nevertheless, with correct tools and sharp kitchen utensils, cutting lobster is not a very daunting task.
Cut Lobster Perfectly for Enhanced Taste
- Lobsters can be steamed or parboiled to kill it. Alternately, they can be killed quickly with the knife.
- Place lobster in boiling water for 15 to 20 minutes for killing it prior to cutting. Or, place lobster on cutting board. Grip the tail steadily; place a sharp knife on the skeleton between the eyes. Drive the knife down, with a quick sudden movement to cut through all the way down to the cutting board.
- Continue to cut through the tough underbelly of lobster all the way to the tail.
- The lobster would be now split into two halves.
- Using your fingers, separate the black vein that runs through the tail.
- Wash the lobster well.
- Cut off legs and claws where they meet the body of lobster.
- Cut off the knuckles just where they join the claws. This would preserve knuckle meat which is a delicacy.
Lobsters are best boiled in salt water to preserve the taste of meat. Lobsters can be eaten whole or the meat can be used to make soups, salads, sandwiches etc. Watch how to cut lobster here after it is boiled. Hope these tips help you cut lobster easily.