Fresh Maine Lobster from Make the Ultimate Lobster Roll Slideshow

Make the Ultimate Lobster Roll Slideshow

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Fresh Maine Lobster

OK, you might not be like Holden and have a father who catches Maine lobster on a daily basis, but it is important that you use the freshest lobster possible. If you’re unable to go to a specialty fish monger (or quite frankly just don’t live on the East Coast), Holden had a great tip for figuring out which lobster is the freshest: look at its antennae. Because lobsters are carnivorous, they start to eat each other after being in a tank together for a long time. They go for the antennae first, which are normally around 12 inches long, so stay away from any that have short or stubby ones.