How To Cook Fresh Lobster

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My friend Noura alRashed and I went to dean and deluca a while ago for grocery shopping. while we’re there, I stood in front of the lobster tank and tried to pick a lobster I’ll cook for my lunch.

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Me: Noura, is there a wath7a in the tank?

and we spent the next 10 minutes picking a lobster we can call wath7a and we did :). I give names to live food I’m killing later on which is twisted I know but it gives them personality!

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So I took wath7a home. placed her in the fridge in an open glass container with seaweed wrapped in a paper . waited till she went to sleep and took her out and cracked her head open with a sharp knife. I felt like a serial killer in the making. seriously!

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before I cracked her head open, I boiled some water, with 1 lemon cut into 4 pieces and couple of cloves of garlic. once it started to boil, I cracked her head open and dropped her in the boiling water for exactly 10 minutes. Some like to boil it for 15 minutes but I think it’s just too much and it would become rubbery.

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Take it out of the boiling water, cut the tail in half for easy access of the juicy meat and serve it with lemon butter.

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The reason I cracked the lobster’s head open before boiling is because I didn’t want the lobster to suffer in boiling water. I think it’s inhumane. but you decide whether you want to do this or not :)

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Bon Appetit!

Basma.

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4 thoughts on “How To Cook Fresh Lobster

  1. W3liya 3leech ya wath7a :’( ma fazzat min nomha magrooda?
    Isn’t it bad to kill the poor lobsters before cooking them? I read somewhere that the reason they are boiled alive w3liya is that if you kill them beforehand something bad will happen to the meat madry skin…

    Bye bye wath7a… may you rest in pease :(

  2. Hey danderma,

    Well, here’s what i know: if you boil them alive, they will feel the heat and all. Splitting their head open the way i did would kill them immediately. They won’t look as nice but at least I won’t be boiling them alive you know?

    Madri i could be wrong

  3. Hey all you need to do is either throw them in a freezer if you dont want to cook them alive it will also relax there mussles when they get dropped in the water!! there is absoulutly no reason if you to cut the head open all you need to do is stick a pin jus behind there head !! this way they will not look ugly!! last you can try using clove oil as will put them too sleep!! good luck

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