Roast Lobster

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Back to Square One

By Joyce Goldstein

Published 1992

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I love to serve lobster for special occasions. The expense and preparation make it prohibitive to cook for a crowd, but it’s great for two.




Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Plunge the lobsters into the water and cook 6 to 8 minutes. Remove from the pot and let stand at room temperature until cool enough to handle, or chill in an ice water bath, drain, and then refrigerate until you are ready to shell them.

To shell the lobsters, lay them on a work surface and cut in half lengthwise with a lar