Lobster à la Salvador

How to cook a lobster


Note from the Editor 

For many of us the prospect of cooking a lobster is filled with terror and a general queasiness. Here's a tip directly from a fisherman for how to safely and humanely (as possible) cook a lobster.

Hold your crustacean upside down on your tabletop with its hands behind its head in a headstand position. Stroke the spine of the lobster until it calms and falls asleep. Place your lobster in boiling water to cook.

Boiling Instructions

  1. Find a pot large enough to hold the lobster. There should be about 2 inches of water above the lobster or 2/3 of the way full. Add 1-2 tbl of salt per gallon of water.

  2. Once water has come to a boil put your lobster in the pot. Depending on the size and number of lobsters you are cooking, 1 1/4 lb lobster cooks for 6-7 minutes, time your kitchen clock to match.

  3. Check the lobster once the timer has gone off. If its fully cooked a quick tug on the antenna-it should come off easily-will tell you when your lobster is cooked.

  4. Serve your lobster plain or eat with lemon and butter. Be prepared to get your hands dirty-it's finger food!