A lot of people prefer purchasing frozen lobster than to a live one. According to them, if you buy a live one, you have to cook it quickly. By purchasing a frozen lobster, there is always time to choose when to devour it, also allows for any margin of errors. If something comes up, and you can’t cook the lobster on that particular night, there will still be other nights to enjoy your frozen lobster.
The most common and usual type of frozen lobster is the frozen lobster tails. Always buy frozen lobster tails from reputable stores. Some would try to increase the weight and preserve the tail for long periods of time by injecting it with water. A result of this is an increased weight in tail but the meat is just the same hence you pay more than it’s actually worth. Look also for discoloration on the tail. Discoloration is the graying in the areas of a frozen lobster, specially the shell, and black and yellow spots on the meat. If you think that the frozen lobster is passed its shelf life, or if you feel that it doesn’t look good, then don’t buy it anymore. It is better to be safe than sorry.
Since you can buy a higher-quality frozen lobster, there is more opportunity to enjoy this luxurious delicacy. Here is a step on how to cook frozen lobster. Begin by letting the lobster thaw in the refrigerator for 24 hours before cooking. Unthawed tails results to tougher meat when cooked.
For quicker or speedier thaw, place the lobster in a plastic bag and immersed in water. A suggested way of cooking this thawed out lobster is by steaming, Bring 4 to 5 cups of water to the pot. Boil it until it steams. Place the lobster in the rack and cover the pot. Wait till the lobster turns red and the flesh becomes white. Steam for 14 minutes for the first pound, and additional 3 minutes for each additional pound.
Once the frozen lobster is cooked, remove it from the rack, run some cold water on the lobster. This stops the cooking process, and would make sure that your lobster won’t be overcooked.
This is just one way to enjoy lobster. There are plenty of opportunities to try lobster since frozen lobster is available anywhere.