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How to shuck Maine Lobster
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How to Shuck a Maine Lobster

  1. Twist off the large claws. Crack each claw and knuckle with a lobster or nut cracker. Remove the meat.
   
  2. Separate the tail from the body and break off the tail flippers. Extract the meat from each flipper.
   
  3. Push the tail meat out in one piece. Remove and discard the black vein which runs the entire length of the tail meat.
   
  4. Separate the shell of the body from the underside by pulling apart and discard the green substance called the tomalley.
   
  5. Open the body by cracking it apart in the middle, with the small walking legs on either side. Extract the meat from the leg joints and the legs themselves by biting down on the leg and squeezing the meat out with your teeth.
   
  6. Use wet napkins to clean up.
   
 
*Instructions provided by Maine Lobster Promotion Council


 


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