Friday, June 3, 2011
How to Steam a Lobster
I've steamed many a lobster in my day, yet still always feel the need to look up on-line how many minutes my lobster should cook. At the investment...an overcooked or undercooked lobster is simply a shame!
Obviously, how long a lobster should cook depends on its size. This one photographed above is quite large at just under 4 lbs, so he should steam approximately
16-18 minutes. The lobster's shell will be bright red when it's finished cooking.
I found this great link to the website East Coast Gourmet on How to Steam a Lobster Delving into their site a little...looks like they have some excellent seafood too!
I plan to do a follow-up post later today...I'm cooking up two lobsters (this guy above is one of them) and a few other dishes for a seafood dinner around 6pm. (4 kids, 4 adults.) I need to gather my thoughts around how I am going to serve and present the meal but for now...off to the beach!
Until later ~ Happy Eating My Friends!