Easy Tips To Poach Lobster
Poaching preserves flavor and quality of lobster meat. Lobsters are slowly simmered in water or butter in this cooking method. Lobsters poach well in butter since it complements the taste well. Even though this cooking method is easy, it might take some practice and you will get it right by trial and error. Read on for some easy tips to poach lobster …
How to Poach Lobster
- Place a pot of water on the hob and bring it to boil. Then turn the heat off.
- Put in the lobsters alive into the water. Let cook for about 3 to 5 minutes. This would kill the lobster and even the meat would get slightly cooked. This initial cooking prepares lobster for the poaching process.
- Try and remove shells from the meat using metal cracking tongs or sharp scissors. Discard the shells and transfer meat into a bowl.
- Take a saucepan and pour about 1 tablespoon of water over medium to low heat.
- When water begins to simmer, add in some butter and stir to melt it. Continue to add butter to water but ensure that it doesn’t boil.
- Now, add in lobster meat and cook for about 5 to 6 minutes. Keep turning meat to evenly coat with butter.
- Once done, transfer to serving plate and serve.
Watch the video to pick some easy tips to poach lobster:
5 Tips to Poach Lobster
- Do not overcook lobster meat since it would turn tough and there would be loss of flavor. Sometimes, the meat can become mushy.
- When done perfectly, lobster meat would be white and opaque.
- While adding butter, maintain temperature. If butter boils, the fat would separate and ruin the sauce.
- If temperature of butter rises too much, you might end up with fried lobster instead of poached lobster.
- Excess butter sauce can be frozen and used later.
Once you master the art of poaching lobster, you can enjoy it more often at home without the need for frequenting seafood restaurants.
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