There is no better way to enjoy lobster than to steam it and dip the meat in melted butter. To make the process a little easier, we’ve included a step-by-step photo tutorial showing how to crack and clean your lobster.
Special equipment: Because shelling lobsters is a messy business, we recommend putting paper or plastic lobster bibs, damp hand towels, and napkins on the table. Seafood crackers are useful, too, though a heavy mallet will also do the trick.
Game plan: You can cook as many lobsters at once as will comfortably fit in the pot.
This dish was featured as part of our Valentine’s Day All-Star Recipes.