Kate’s been away living the dream in Punta Cana at Hard Rock.
I didn’t have a plan for dinner and just needed to get to bed asap after work so bringing lobsters home was the plan.
So just having a couple small lobsters I took a casserole dish with glass top, poured a little water in the bottom and placed the glass top on and let it rip in the microwave for one minute to warm up the water before placing the lobsters in.
8 minutes covered in the microwave and they came out perfectly.
Then I took the dish out, drained the hot water out and filled it up with an ice bath.
Ten minutes later, perfectly ready to shuck .
Best part was how easy the clean up was. A couple of swipes with soap on the sponge and it was so fresh and so clean clean.
Goddamn they were delicious.
This From Orca Bay Seafoods-
Perfectly cooked fish is moist and has a delicate flavor – overcooking is the most prevalent cooking error. Fish is done when the flesh has just begun to turn from translucent to opaque and is firm but still moist. It should flake easily when tested with a fork.
The 10-Minute Rule or Canadian Cooking Method is one way to cook fish by conventional methods including grilling, broiling, poaching, steaming, sautéing, microwaving, en papillotte, planking, and baking (at 400F to 450F). Here is how to use the 10 Minute Rule:
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I poked around about ten different online recipe’s for a good How-To cook lobster guide before I found one that wouldn’t have you completely overcook your lobsters. Wouldn’t you know it that the author of the one that made the most sense came from- get this, California, LOL! They must not be speaking with these Californians who get my all time worst marks for lobster recipes-
Unlike the lobster roll debacle of all debacles which occurred on Eat Boutique! These Californian’s got it right on Simply Recipes
Years ago, my first job out of college was in Boston; I lived in the North End, above D’Amore’s Italian restaurant on Salem Street, right across from a little fish market. This was a magical time, to be in one’s early 20s, exploring the back streets of Boston, feasting on the sights, sounds, and smells, alone or with friends. I was amazed that I could buy fresh lobster across the street from where I lived, at the fish market, for $4.99 a pound, still a luxury at that time, but within reach. (This summer, 27 years later, I bought lobster for $5.99 a pound, a bargain for this Californian!) That summer as often as I could I rounded up friends to enjoy a lobster feast. I still have the big aluminum pot I used.
We don’t have American lobsters out here in California. (Well we do, but they’re shipped in from New England, and frankly they just aren’t as good as lobsters bought near the sea shore on the East Coast.) So whenever I’m in New England in the summer (according to my local friends, summer is the best time for lobsters, they’re more plentiful and therefore less expensive) I make a point to have some.
Click here for the correct way to cook lobsters from Simply Recipes complete with proper cooking times and an excellent visual section of the cleaning process.