How To Remove Color From Lobster Shell
Lobster is a wonderful meal, here's how to remove color from a lobster shell. The best way to eat them is steamed or boiled, and then dip each mouthful into a dish of melted butter. Add some steamed clams to the dish and you have a traditional Maine lobster dinner. Besides eating the meat, you can also use the shell to add wonderful color to your dishes.
- Boil lobster. Boil the lobster in a covered pot for about twelve minutes, rotating halfway through.
- Crack lobster. To get the meat out of the lobster, first you have to crack the shell open. Use a device made especially for cracking shells.
- Remove the meat. Use a small lobster fork to pull the meat out of the shell and claws.
- Boil shells. Return the shells into the pot of boiling water and boil, covered, for about twenty minutes.
- Strain. Pour out the broth into a bowl using a strainer to catch the pieces of shell. You now have a lovely reddish pink broth that you can use to make soups, chowders, sauces, bisques, or color any other dish that you wish to have a lobster flavor.
Tips: Make sure to freeze any un-used meat or broth, so you can have another meal at a later date. Be extremely cautious when handling live lobster. Their claws are very strong, so wear gloves and make sure their claws are shut with rubber bands before you handle them.