Cooking lobsters humanely

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Posted by Chris on October 18, 2005 at 22:04:30:

In Reply to: Re: Re: Cooking lobsters humanely posted by Sandy on October 18, 2005 at 21:25:31:

I put them in an ice chest with a large bottle of frozen water. This keeps them cold, slows their metabolism, and the the fresh water water in the bottle will not melt on them. It also does not make your fridge smell like lobster.
If I am going to boil them a take them out of the ice chest and drop them in the pit of water at a full boil upside down and head first.
If I am going to tail them I take them from the ice chest and twist the tail off, sometimes inserting a knife beneath the carapace first on larger ones to make it easier.
I take the tails and place them in disposable plastic containers, fill the containers with water, and freeze the lobster in water. The lobster are frozen and kept in a deep freeze, never in a no-frost freezer.
Once I have disposed of the heads I fill the ice chest with water and add a little bit of bleach. This ensures there is no residual odor.

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