How to Cook Lobster
Day's Catch Salt Water Boiled Lobster
Add 3 inches of salt water in a large lidded pot. Bring to a boil. Add lobster and boil for 20 minutes. Put it on the plate and eat it plain and simple.
Downeast Lobster Stew
Start with the cooked meat of several lobsters. Place in a lightly pre-heated saute pan. Saute in butter and a little paprika for a couple of minutes. Add 1-to-1 canned evaporated milk and water, and a little sea salt. Simmer on very low heat for 1 hour. Best prepared in the morning, set in the refrigerator all day, then re-heated before eating. Tastes great with a salad, and crackers or bread. Don't try to "fancify" this recipe by using cream or spices. Cream will scorch too easily.
Simple Boiled Lobster Stew
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add live lobster. Boil the lobster for 20 minutes. Drain and clean and put in bowl. Heat up some cream and butter, but don't let it boil. Add the cream and butter to the lobster. Serve.
Fancy Maine Lobster Stew
Steam the lobsters, don't boil them. To cook six lobsters, add 2 inches of water in a ten quart steaming kettle. Bring water to a strong boil, after adding a tablespoon of salt. While boiling, add lobsters and wait until the water is boiling again. Steam for 18 minutes, remove from heat and drain.
Extract the meat from the lobster. Save the tomale and water from the claws in a small saucepan. Add 1/4 lb of butter to the tomale and water then heat very low until butter melts. Cut lobster meat in small pieces and add to butter mix, continue on low heat. Add a little garlic salt, pepper, celery salt or onion salt. Not too much, just a little at a time, keep tasting. If there happens to be any left when you get done tasting, add an equal amount of milk and heat without boiling. Perfect lobster stew.