How to eat Maine Lobster!
How do you eat a Maine Lobster? Well... there are as many correct answers to that question as there are experienced Lobster eaters. But if you need a little help, the steps below will ease you through the process. Even the experienced Lobster veteran may learn something here. Ready for your lesson? Let's begin!
Part A -- The Claws:
Congratulations! You got through the claws, the part of the Lobster that about 1/2 the Lobster-eaters we know consider to be their favorite part. Let's move to the part that the other 1/2 claims is best.
Part B -- The Tail:1. Gently bend the tail back until it separates from the body. It's important to be gentle here, because the body contains a lot of excess water. Bending the tail back with all your might is likely to cause Lobster juice to spray all over yourself or your friends. (In some circles, this is considered impolite.) 2. Bend the flippers back to remove them from the tail. (Again, be gentle to avoid spraying. See Part B -- The Tail: Section 1) By the way, the flippers contain little tiny pieces of tasty meat; an added bonus for those who don't mind a little extra work. 3. Stick a finger through the hole where the flippers used to be to push the tail meat out the other end. Sometimes, it's necessary to break some of the "ribs" on the underside of the tail to make this possible. 4. Peel back the top of the tail. This section is quite tasty, and removing it exposes the long "vein" that runs the length of the tail. This is very important: That long "vein" should be removed before eating the rest of the tail meat. Why is that so important? Because that's not really a "vein" at all! It's the Lobster's digestive tract. (Get the picture?)
Ok, that's as much of the Lobster as some people eat. True hardcore Lobster lovers will tell you, though, that there's a lot of edible parts you still haven't touched. If you got this far, and your still craving more delicious Maine Lobster, what follows is a list of your remaining options, in order of popularity.
Part C -- The Rest of the Lobster:
Well... That's it. We hope you learned something here to help enhance your Lobster dining experience. If we left anything out, be sure to let us know. And above all... Enjoy your Lobster!!!
Highlights of our Maine Lobster website
Read our Lobster F.A.Q. page to read answers to many questions about Maine lobsters, and find more lobster information than you would ever expect in one source.
Visit our lobster recipes page for a nice, but not overwhelming selection of hand picked lobster recipes, including a recipe for the BEST lobster roll in the world!
Learn where to BUY Maine lobsters, how to cook them on another page...and how to eat them right here! And because we're online, you won't have to worry about getting lobster juices on the pages!
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