Lobster is a delicacy that many people enjoy, but it can be difficult to eat. With the right technique and tools, however, you will enjoy this wonderful meal much more than if you were just hacking away at your food with a butter knife. In this blog post we will discuss how to cleanly eat lobster using tips and techniques from those who know best!
The first step is to remove the lobster’s claws. This can be done by twisting them off or using a pair of kitchen shears. Some people like to eat the claw meat as-is, but I prefer to remove the meat from the claw and then dip it in melted butter.
Next, use a sharp knife to split open the lobster’s body. You will want to cut it in half, lengthwise so that you can remove its stomach and intestines. Some people like to leave these parts inside for presentation purposes, but they are bitter and should be discarded before cooking or eating your meal.
After removing the intestinal tract, use a knife to crack open the lobster’s tail. If you are planning to dip your meat into melted butter, this is a good time to do it as well.
With that done, use a fork and knife (or just your hands) to eat away! Some people like to start with the claws and legs before moving on to the body, but it is up to you. I personally like eating the tail first, followed by the claws and legs until my meal is gone.
Of course, eating it with your hands is perfectly fine as well. Remember that it’s alright to get messy while enjoying this delicious seafood!
Now that you know how to cleanly eat lobster, go out and enjoy this wonderful meal! And don’t forget to tell us about your experience in the comments section below. We would love to hear from you!
Tina is a chef and runs her restaurant with her sister in Maine. They currently live in the house that used to be owned by their grandparents.