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How To Use All the Parts Of a Lobster

Watch more Fish Recipes videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn to use every part of a lobster by following this guide. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Eat the claws Break off the two big claws at the point where they connect to the legs. There is a joint between the pincers in each claw where you can bend the smaller pincer back and break it away from the other half. Tip A cocktail fork is useful to pick the meat out of the claws. Step 2: Break the shell Use a heavy knife or a nutcracker to break apart the shell. Then remove the cartilage from inside and pick out the meat. Step 3: Eat the legs Break off the front legs and use the nutcracker to break them open so you can get at the meat. Twist off the small back legs and suck the meat out as if they were straws. Step 4: Eat the tail Get to the meat in the tail by breaking the tail away from the body. Then bend the tail back and forth at the point where it meets the body. When it's separated from the body, hold it with the curved backside against your palm. Then squeeze the sides together until they break. Tip Once the tail is open, it's easy to get to the meat. Step 5: Eat the body Get to the meat inside the lobster's body by gripping it at the hole where the tail was. With your other hand, peel away the softer underside of the shell. From inside the body, you can eat the roe and the green tomalley (the liver), as well as the last sections of meat between the legs. Step 6: Make stock Don't eat the shell, the head, the black vein in the tail, or the cartilage. Instead, throw it all into a stock pot and add herbs, vegetables, and white wine to make your own lobster stock. Did You Know? Rockland, Maine, which hosts the Maine Lobster Festival every August, is known as the lobster capital of the world.
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