How To Break Down & Eat A Lobster

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Hi I'm Ben Conniff and I'm the president of Luke's Lobster. Right now I'm going to

show you how to break down a whole steamed lobster.

So the first thing we're going to do is pull off the claws to get these claws


You just want to basically grab and pull them this way and they'll just come right


Now we're going to pull off the tail. The easiest way to break this tail off:

One hand on the body, one hand on the tail, and just twist in opposite directions

like so, and again it just breaks off, nice and easy.

i'm going to show you how to break into each of these claws and knuckles to get

the meat out. So there's a piece of cartilage right in the fattest part of

the claw.

It's connected to this thumb. And what we're hoping to do is pull that

cartilage out without disrupting the meat.

So, the best way to do that is to pull the thumb back like this...

very slowly...and then just

slowly work it out...and there it comes.

Now you're going to remove the knuckles

and then we want to crack into this

using your standard lobster cracker, or if you don't have that, a rock or a hammer or

anything you can find. We're going to crack it in a few places to make it as easy as