Dealing with live lobster can be a little daunting (especially if it’s your first time), but with our handy guide, you’ll be a calm and collected crustacean cook. Read on to find out the best way to prepare and serve lobster.
Storage: We recommend preparing your lobster as soon as possible (ideally, the day of arrival), but your lobster can safely live outside of water for 24-48 hours. Place a damp paper towel or newspaper into the bag with the lobster to keep it moist (but not wet) before placing in the fridge.
Preparation: Add water with kosher salt, fresh lemon juice, and desired seasonings to a large lidded pot. Bring the water to a boil, slide your lobster in claws first, and cover for 8-10 minutes. (When the antennae are easy to pull off, you’ll know it’s done.) Drain and allow to cool before serving. Place the lobster on a plate and eat it plain or with a little drawn butter. Our fresh summer lobsters have a soft shell so you can crack them open easily with your hands — no cracker required. Enjoy!
About Our Lobster
The summer lobster — called shedder lobster by the locals in Maine — is a delicious delicacy of the summer season. We source our lobsters from our partners at Homarus, who deliver their stock fresh from Maine to New York City in less than 24 hours. It doesn’t get fresher than that.
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