“Big Ern”, the Giant Lobster

Big Ern is a legend around here. I bought him for my boyfriend’s birthday dinner and he turned out to be more than dinner. At an impressive 3.78 pounds, this lobster was too good to turn back. I had to have him.

I brought him home and starting boiling a pot of water with dried lemon grass and diced onions. I submerged the lobster after poking him twice in the shoulders, to allow it to bend and boil completely in pot. After 15 minutes he was red and ready to start chopping.

I removed the claws and used the claw meat to make lobster won tons and lobster won ton soup. The tail was used for eating and making lobster rolls. The lobster shell was so strong, it broke my kitchen scissors. My advice is to prepare your kitchen tools ahead of time.





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