How To Cut a Lobster

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Chef Jim Davis for Harris Teeter shows us how to open a lobster.

    Jim Davis: Hi there! Chef Jim Davis here for Harris Teeter. I'm going to show you now how to open a lobster? How to get it out of the shell for service?

    First, we take our lobster. We've just been finished boiling. We will let them be cool for a few minutes. The first thing we're going to do is snip off the rubber bands. By the way, I didn't tell you this before. And always make sure you leave those rubber bands on when you're cooking the lobster, okay.

    The first thing we're going to do is pull the tail out and grab the tail and the body. Just twist slightly, and pull. And that pulls the lobster apart from the head and the body.

    We're going to remove the legs. This is the leg and claw. And this is the other claw, the attached leg. I would take the small legs and show you something that you can do with these as well.

    All ready. That's how we take a lobster apart and get it ready for service.

    Up next I'm going to show you how to remove the lobster tail from the shell.