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Morlan75

Prepare A Cooked Lobster (My Way)**Image Heavy**

Norman:-



2.99 - 375g from Tesco's Canadian pre cooked & Frozen Lobster.

Enough for One person as a main meal or adequate for two people as a starter.

Tools Needed:-

Sharp heavy duty knife
Nutcrackers
Steak hammer or something similar
cocktail stick or skewer
A bit of brut force!


Take the defrosted/cooked "Norman" (erm Lobster...)
Rinse in lemon or lime juice.
Twist off his large legs and claws.


Aim your knife literally between and just above and the eyes as shown (think of a an ex BF or GF at this stage to achieve maximum impact ;)



There are 2 ways of cutting your "Norm" (Lobster I mean... I must stop naming what I'm going to massacre and eat! sorry it's habit :s ).

As shown in this picture I follow the natural "Line" down Norm's back which quite honestly in my mind is the best way to get two "perfect" halves.



It does take a firm hand abit of brut force (If a thin, limp wristed feline like myself!) and a heavy duty knife you feel comftable using.

The other way of "splitting" your lobster is to stretch it out belly up and tail extended, carefully holding with one hand cut a line neatly along the length of your Norm's (lobster I mean).... body.

Either way is effective I just prefer to use the first method I described.

Follow the natural "Line" down the back with a firm hand. The "line" is a great guide like the natural line on most fish.

There you'll have it! 2 perfect halves as shown below.




Remove whitish sac and feathery gills from the head. As pointed out by the tip of my knife in piccy below.



The "whitish sac and feathery gills" discard these they are rather like "The Dead Mans Fingers" in Crab. These are edible but I imagine not great to eat and digest tbh.

Remove greyish - black vein/intestine thread that runs down the tail as shown in pic below. Again this is edible it's the digestive tract not really great so remove it as you would with fresh prawns.



The fun bit... remove all meat from your lobster place in a bowl/dish and think "what the hell am I going to make with it!".



The claws...
Pull back the smallest claw which will break the joint, simply pull the "broken joint" of the shell away, leaving a perfect claw meat piece.
Now hammer or nutcracker the largest claw just to break the shell slightly on it.
(DONT mash it one lol!) Remove broken shell and pull the remaining "claw" shell from the meat.


This is what you should end up with, a perfect "meat claw" which can be made into an impressive starter in its own right.  I save all cracked claw shells and freeze for making stock.


With the smaller legs simply crack/squish with a nut cracker and poke the sweet meat out with a skewer or cocktail stick.

This is the finished results I made:-



*I'll post Cooking a live Lobster as soon as*

:q37:
Gareth

Jeni,

That's brilliant, I have been looking forward to this post, after you promised to do it some weeks ago.


Bravo Jeni!
Morlan75

:hello2:

Thanks Gareth xxx

I'm after getting a live one soon ish to hopefully post my way of prep and cooking them humainly as humanly possible.

Jeni
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kaz

Nice one Jeni
What is the live one going to be called? :q28:
Morlan75

kaz wrote:
Nice one Jeni
What is the live one going to be called? :q28:


Was going to be "Mickey" after a recent conquest... but I gotta du it humainly... so I'm going to have to think of another name...:smt046

Hee hee hee xxx
dan

Have you had it bbq'd HV? Its realy good like that.  
Morlan75

danndans wrote:
Have you had it bbq'd HV? Its realy good like that.


No tbh I never ever have will give it a try for sure  :-)
(lobster that is not the "Mickey" LOL!)
dan

Dont read if cooking live stuff offends



Get a live one, cut it in half while still alive, make a mixture of parsley a load of garlic and melted butter with a touch of olive oil, brush this all over the lobster, stick on barbie,shell down, then turn, then turn again and add more of the garlik buttermix.   oh ye a twist of black pepper and salt to  
Morlan75

COOL!!!

Sounds great 2 meeeeeee!!!
Nice 1!
xxx
Gareth

HotVampire69 wrote:
kaz wrote:
Nice one Jeni
What is the live one going to be called? :q28:

Was going to be "Mickey" after a recent conquest... but I gotta du it humainly... so I'm going to have to think of another name...:smt046
Hee hee hee xxx


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Jeni,
You will have to come over and stop with me for the weekend sometime.

I'll take you out Crayfish trapping on one of the local rivers, and a friend of mine from Lowestoft (who works on one of the last remaining fishing boats there) has asssured me that he knows of a spot where 4lb Lobsters can be caught from the shore.

I think that it would be an absolute blast; You, me, a camera, a bucket full of Crayfish and a couple of Lobsters altogether at the same time in a kitchen.
Morlan75

Gareth wrote:

I think that it would be an absolute blast; You, me, a camera, a bucket full of Crayfish and a couple of Lobsters altogether at the same time in a kitchen.


Totally totally be well up for that...erm you missed abit out though... major bit... BEER  :smt046

Hee hee hee heee I see a plan forming lol!

:q37:
Gareth

Not to worry Jeni, as I have considerable amounts of home-made Mead, loads of locally produced Cider, and Weston's Scrumpy, and I am also accummulting bottles of different brands of Perrys.

You now have an open invitation to come and stop over for a weekend of drunken debauchery, and culinery mayhem.
Amanda Lynne

I think that gareth has pulled :smt077  :smt077  :smt077
Gareth

Amanda Lynne wrote:
I think that gareth has pulled :smt077 :smt077 :smt077


Oi you! :smt064

Jeni is a friend and I wouldn't take advantage of a friend now would I ? :q28:

I don't have any trouble pulling them, but like all good anglers I have to throw a lot back before I have a decent keeper.

Mind you, You should've seen the size of the one that got away! :: :: ::
Morlan75

OY !!!!!!!!!!!!!


:smt046
Bazzer

To humainly(ish) get George (That's what I call them after meeting my Lunch, alive and kicking, in France) deceased.

Pop into the freezer for a short while and they go all sort of torpid and BoBo's. Then continue in your wicked way. Hack in half, drop in boiling water, whatever.
bodger

Good post HV

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