Landed yourself a lovely lobster but no idea what to do with it?

Image: How the heck do I prepare lobster?

 

1. Place the lobster in a pan of boiling water and cover

Boil over a low to moderate heat for 7-9 minutes. 

Place in boiling water

 

2. Twist off the claws with your hands and crack the shell with a rolling pin

Crack claw

 

3. Loosen and pull out the lower part of the claw 

Remove plate

 

4.  Remove the flesh from the rest of the claw

Remove claw flesh

 

5. Cut down the spine and remove the tail meat

Remove tail meat

 

6. Don't waste anything!

There's tasty meat in the legs too.

Remove leg meat

 

7. Serve with crusty bread and melted butter

Final

 

Fancy taking it up a notch?

Try this recipe for Lobster thermidor with white wine sauce.