How to Eat a Lobster

Learn how to properly eat a lobster.

Materials

  • Cooked lobster
  • Chef knife
  • Scissors

Step-by-Step Instructions

For the claw:

  1. Hold the tip of the claw.
  2. Using the back end of a knife, give the claw a few little taps to crack it, and then give it a strong tap so that your knife is in the shell but not all the way through.
  3. Once the knife is lodged in the claw, turn it so the shell breaks in half.
  4. The shell can then be pulled right off and the claw meat can be eaten.

For the knuckle:

  1. Break off the bigger part of the knuckle.
  2. Using your pinky finger, push the meat out of the bigger part of the knuckle.

For the tail:

  1. Cut down the middle of the underside of the shell using scissors.
  2. Use both hands and push the shell towards the cut made along the bottom, so the back shell cracks.
  3. Pull the tail out of the broken shell.
  4. Pull the fins off at the end of the tail and suck the meat out.
  5. The same can be done for the legs of the lobster.
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