One of the one of the most delicious and popular sea foods and you get them across the world. Lobster has taken place in the menu of many people because of its less calorie and fat content. The cholesterol content of lobster is also very less even. It has got high protein content with high amino acid and also has got potassium, magnesium and vitamins A, B12, B6, B3 and B2.
Lobsters are good source of calcium, phosphorus, iron and zinc. Lobsters can be cooked by boiling, steaming and grilling and the process will vary according to the cooking mode you are selecting.
- 1 lobster for each person
- A large piece of dried seaweed (not mandatory)
Cooking time = 35 minutes
Boiling Lobster – you must fill 3/4th of a large pot with seawater or with salted water. Put 2 tablespoon of salt in per quarter of water. Use about two and half a quarter of water for each lobster. When the water is boiling put the live lobsters into it one at a time. Cover the pot and let it boil again. You must simmer the lobster in low heat for about 15-20 minutes depending on the size of the lobster. If the shell is soft then cooking time will be reduced by 3 to 4 minutes.
Steaming of lobster is also done in seawater or salted water. Fill 2” of water in a large pot and boil it over high heat. Put the live lobsters into it one at a time. Cover the pot and boil it again and cook for 18-20 minutes depending on the size of the lobster. The lobster will look bright red when cooking is done.
For Grilling, you have to first par boil the lobster in boiling water for about 5 minutes. Then take out the lobsters and put them into the port of water. Using a sharp knife you slice the lobster from the middle and remove the vein, the sand sac and the greenish tomalley for its body. Put some oil or melted butter on the lobster and then grill it lobster meat for 5-6 minutes by turning it over.
Points to be remembered
Do not kill the lobsters before. If the shells are cut to kill them then the coagulated protein will come out and will destroy the dish.