Kerryfish Lobster

Whole lobsters may be cooked by boiling, steaming, grilling or broiling. For details on how to boil and steam, lobster check out our boiling lobster page.

Grilled Lobster

Split a cooked lobster in half lengthwise. Crack the claws. Remove and discard the vein running down the tail and the small sac located behind the eyes. Brush the lobster with melted butter or basting sauce to keep the meat moist and tender. Place directly on the grill, shell side down, for 2-3 minutes, or just until the lobster is heated through. Be careful not to overcook.

Broiled Lobster

Split a cooked lobster in half lengthwise. Crack the claws. Remove and discard the vein running down the tail and the small sac located behind the eyes. Brush the lobster with melted butter or basting sauce to keep the meat moist and tender. Place on a broiler pan and broil, shell side down, for 3-4 minutes, or just until the lobster is heated through. Be careful not to overcook.

How Do I Know When The Lobster Is Cooked?

  • Lobsters will turn their characteristic bright red colour well before the meat is thoroughly cooked inside. Follow these easy tips to ensure that the lobster is cooked:
  • Tug on an antennae or pull off one of the small walking legs. They both will come off easily when the lobster is done.
  • The meat inside the lobster will be firm, white and opaque The tomalley, which fills much of the body cavity will be greenish-yellow.
  • The roe in female lobsters will be bright orange-red and firm. If it is a dark greenish-black, with an oily tar-like consistency, the lobster is under cooked.
  • The internal temperature will be 180oF (80oC)

Be careful not to overcook the lobster. Moderate overcooking causes toughening of the meat, shrinkage and loss of flavour; while extreme overcooking may cause the meat to fall apart or become mushy.

If the lobsters will not be eaten right away, they must be cooled quickly in ice water. Drain the chilled lobsters, cover and keep refrigerated. You can keep cooked lobsters in your refrigerator for 1 to 2 days.