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How To Eat Lobster | Difficult Food

How To Eat Lobster | Difficult Food

18 November, 2022
slicing into a freshly cooked lobster

Lobster is one of the world's most delicious food, but it's also one of the most difficult to eat: that's why FDL has brought you this simple video tutorial on how to eat lobster - you'll never get it wrong again with these simple steps.
Lobster is served with a nutcracker and an apposite fork and a bowl with lemon juice and a towel.

two fresh lobsters on a plate

Photo by David Todd McCarty on Unsplash



Follow these simple steps to eating a whole freshly cooked lobster:

- Hold the lobster by its back and twist the legs
- Pull out the meat with a lobster fork
- Twist off the claws with the arm attached
- Snap the claw to separate the two pieces
- Break off the tip of the claw with the nutcracker
- Gently pull the meat out using the apposite fork
- Hold the lobster by its back with one hand and grab the lobster's tail with the other
- Twist your hands in the opposite directions
- Cut the tail open with a sharp knife
- Once the shell is opened, the tail meat can be removed very easily
- Clean your hand with lemon water
- Eat the meat with fish cutlery
- Don't suck out the juice of the legs
- Don't improvise with inappropriate tools
- Don't get frustrated


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