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How to eat a lobster ...the right way!

It’s always a good time to enjoy lobster at Lighthouse Lobster Feast, but do you know the right way to eat a lobster?

What you will need:

A lobster cracker, a bowl for empty shells, a thin metal seafood pick or fork, melted butter, plenty of napkins or a bib and of course, the lobster!

  1. That bib we gave you? Use it. There’s a lot of water inside a lobster and you don’t want to endanger your outfit! Be sure to keep plenty of napkins on hand.
  2. Twist off the claws.
  3. Crack each claw and knuckle with the lobster cracker (although you can also do this by hand). Remove the meat with the metal pick or with your fingers.
  4. Separate the tail from the body and break off the tail flippers. Extract the meat from each flipper.
  5. Insert the pick and push the tail meat out in one piece. Remove and discard the black vein that runs the entire length of the tail meat.
  6. Separate the shell of the body from the underside by pulling them apart. Here is where you will find the tomalley, which is basically the lobster liver, avoided by most but loved by some die hard fans.
  7. Open the underside of the body by cracking it apart in the middle, with the small walking legs on either side.
  8. Extract the meat from the leg joints and the legs themselves by biting down on the leg and squeezing the meat out with your teeth.

Wash those buttery hands, enjoy the feeling of tasty accomplishment… and order another lobster. You deserve it.