Make Sure It's Alive from How to Best Kill a Lobster Slideshow

How to Best Kill a Lobster Slideshow

Maryse Chevriere
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Make Sure It's Alive

Chef Amy Eubanks says that the first step is to make sure the lobster is alive. You can do this by turning it over and making sure that it moves a little in the claws and/or tail. Otherwise, it is dead and has probably started to decompose. (If you did cook it, the meat inside would be mushy and shriveled.)