I THINK IM READY FOR MASTERCHEF NOW ;)
HERE'S MY STEP BY STEP RECIPCE ON COOKING, CRACKING & SERVING UP A DELIC LOBSTER!
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In a large saucepan, add olive oil, garlic, chilli, spring onion, spices and butter. Let the garlic brown and stir quickly. Add the lobster to the pan. Add some 4 tbsp of fresh cream. Turn the lobster every quickly and spoon the liquid over the lobster. Turn off the heat and place a lid on the sauce pan.
Prepare a chopping board if you plan on cracking the lobster at this stage. Otherwise leave it in the sauncepan until you're ready to serve.
This is the hardest part. To crack the lobster you will need a chopping board, heavy kitchen knife, a smaller sharp knife, a scissors and a pliers if you don't have proper lobster tools and cutlery!
Place the lobster on the chopping board and hold the tail and head firmly in your hands. To remove the tail, wiggle your arm left and right, pulling it away from the body. The tail should easily break off. Use a small sharp knife to cut under the tough shell and remove the tail. The tail meat should come away easily.
The tricky part is the head and body. Firstly, twist off the arms and save them for later (they contain the best meat!). Lie the lobster on its back. Using a heavy kitchen knife, pierce the tough skin in the middle. At this point you can use a scissor to cut up towards the head or delicately keep slicing with you knife. The shell should come apart and you can pull it open gently. This part of the lobster is filled with gooey bits that I didn't think tasted well so I threw it away. There's not much meat here.
The claws are the best part for me. Break the arm into small sections with a heavy knife. From here you can use a small sharp knife to pull out the meat. For the actual claws, they are extremely tough so you will need a pliers. crack these claws at the top with the pliers and as before, use your sharp knife to pull out the meat.
This was the most delicious lobster I've ever tried! I'm no pro chef but if I can do it, you can too! It's sure to go down a treat so get cooking & enjoy!
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Love, Dita Xx