I have a really good food annecdote. It happened to me on Sunday.
So lobsters are cheap right now and I decided to treat myself to lobster. I bought 2 Sunday night and took them home. Yes they were live lobsters. One was particularly agitated…as far as lobsters go. I don’t mind handling them but its not my fave thing. I figured he would be particularly fresh! I went hunting for my biggest pot and I wanted to check if I could get both of them in there at the same time. So I forced them in a bit and covered them with cold water to test it out and at the same time give them a rinse. I emptied out the water when my test was done.
I proceeded to remove my lively friend first. He went freaking BERSERK and was wildly flipping all over the place. I flipped out and screamed blue murder! I can count on 1 hand the times I have screamed from the core of my center…this was one of them. If anyone was in the hallway of my appartment building I swear it sounded like the scream of a woman finding a half decomposed body. I was so scared for that one moment. The reason he did that…and probably why he was so active, is that one of his claws broke off. He was probably in pain for who knows how long at the store from bad manipulation. Imagine loosing your arm!
Once I calmed down I felt a bit bad for the little guy. So I put him out of his misery 9into a boiling pot of water!!) and I have to say he was deliscious!
Boiling times for Lobster:
Select a pot big enough to hold enough water to cover the lobsters completely. Bring the water to a rolling boil and add 1 tablespoon salt per quart of water. Put the lobsters in claws first and begin timing from the moment the water comes back to a boil.
For 1 pound: 5 minutes
1 1/8 pounds: 6 minutes
1 1/4 pounds: 8 minutes
1 1/2 to 2 pounds: 8 to 10 minutes
more than 2 pounds : 12 minutes
To steam lobsters, cook them, covered, in a steamer basket above boiling water. They will need 1 to 2 minutes less, as the steam is hotter than boiling water.
Hugs and Biscuist