Beyond that indelible memory, however, it would be a while before my food passion would lead me to embrace lobster in all its glory. I'd venture to say it's still a delicacy by most accounts, but these days it doesn't require a big ta-da or fancy restaurant to enjoy this seafood royalty. Instead, lobster can be found amping up favorites like risotto, pot pies and mac and cheese, in lobster rolls, as a bisque, or simply boiled and served on its delicious lonesome (with melted butter, of course.)
However it comes, the best thing about lobster, without question, is eating it! And our latest "how to eat" installment serves up another easy tutorial for enjoying every last bite of this crustacean, along with a couple of must-try recipes to bring lobster into your kitchen.
First crack the claws with a nutcracker. Then extract the meat with a seafood fork, dip it in butter or sauce, and eat. Cut large pieces with a fork. Pull off and clean the small claws, sucking on the ends as if you were drinking through a straw. Stuffed lobster and hardshell crabs are eaten with a fork and knife.
Best Ever Lobster Roll
Grilled Lobster with Garlic-Parsley Butter