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How To Remove Meat From a Lobster

Watch more Fish Recipes videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn the trick of removing the last morsel of meat from a lobster. 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: Prepare the claws. With your hand, crack the knuckle off the base of the claw and set it aside. Then remove the rubber band and dislodge (and discard) the claw's smaller pincher by working it back and forth. Step 2: Crack the claws. Put the claw on a small towel. Strike the claw sharply with the butt of your knife a few times on each side until you can remove the shell. Set the meat aside. Tip You can also use lobster crackers to crack the shells of the claws. Step 3: Cut the knuckles. If you have scissors, clip off the hard base of the knuckle. Then insert one end of your scissors and cut down the side, allowing you to pry open the shell to reveal the meat. Step 4: If you don't have scissors, crush the knuckles. Fold your towel over the claw and press down firmly with the heel of your hand to crack the shell. Step 5: Cut the tail. Insert the point of your knife into the center of the spine, and slice down to cut most of the tail lengthwise in half. Make another cut to finish the job, then remove the meat. Step 6: If you have trouble cutting the tail, crush it instead. If you don't want to use a knife, you can crack the tail by wrapping it in a towel and pressing down on it firmly first as it's curled up, and then as it's straightened out. Pull apart the shell and enjoy your meat! Did You Know? In Reggio Emilia, Italy, it is illegal to boil a live lobster. Violators face an almost $800 fine.
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