How To Cook Lobster
Looking to make something fancier for dinner? If so, lobster is a fantastic choice. High in protein, low in fat, and rich in zinc, this food is going to help boost your nutrition and help you recover quickly from any workout session.
Lobster is also relatively fast and easy to cook, so you can serve it as a quick meal when you don’t feel like doing much cooking or prepare it alongside another protein source such as steak for a gourmet dinner.
Here’s how to go about preparing this dish.
How To Cook Lobster
First you’ll need to make sure that you have a large enough pot to cook your lobster. Ideally you’ll need 8 quarts for every lobster. If you are preparing more than one, consider doing them in batches for the best cooking results.
Fill the pot so it’s about ¾ full with water and then add 2 teaspoons of salt for each quart you’re using. So for an 8 quart pot filled with 6 quarts water, this would mean 12 teaspoons total. You’re trying to mimic sea water with this technique, which is why so much salt is used. You can also add a sprig of thyme as well if you like that flavor. Bring to a boil.
Place the lobster into the pot, holding it by its tail until it’s fully submerged. Cover the pot and let cook for about 12-20 minutes or until it’s turned bright red.
Don’t overcook the lobster, however, or you’ll end up with rubbery meat that won’t taste so good. Watch closely to see the color change.
Once finished, remove it from the pot using a pair of thongs and then place it on a large plate placed in the sink to allow it to fully drain. Serve from there with a set of crackers and if you prefer, some melted grass fed butter. Some people also like to squeeze some lemon juice over their lobster meat, so that’s another good lower calorie option for those who don’t want the fat found in butter.
Other Ways To Cook Lobster
If you aren’t in the mood to boil your lobster, another relatively fast way to prepare it is by steaming it. This is also a healthy method as you’ll need to add no additional butter or high calorie ingredients.
Perfect for a fitness-minded individual.
If you are just preparing a lobster tail, you can grill it instead, producing another fast and easy way to serve this protein source.
So there you have the steps to prepare a lobster. It’s a delicious treat for a special occasion so if you haven’t tried it yet, make sure you do in the near future.