How Do You Cook A Cooked Frozen Lobster?


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Greg Allen Profile
Greg Allen answered
There are a number of ways to cook previously cooked, frozen lobster. This can be done using either a microwave, by boiling or by warming in the oven.

  • Microwave
This is the quickest way to prepare cooked frozen lobster. There are number of ways to do this, including adding lemon juice and butter to the lobster before microwaving. The time it takes to cook the lobster depends upon the weight and it is vital that the lobster is checked for ice crystals before consuming. The lobster should be hot throughout and totally defrosted. It is possible to cook it from frozen in the microwave safely, although the safest way to cook previously cooked lobster is to boil it.

  • Boiling
Boil a large amount of water in a pan, enough to totally cover the lobster. Place the frozen lobster into the boiling water. The heat will obviously reduce. Bring the water back to the boil, and leave for two minutes to ensure that the lobster is totally defrosted. Remove from the heat and place the lobster in a pan of ice-cold water to cool it quickly. The lobster can now be shelled and cut into appropriate sized pieces. The lobster can then be served, either as part of a salad, or in a soup with vegetables and noodles.

  • Heating in the oven
To defrost a lobster in the oven requires a low temperature, and some time. It is vital not to have the temperature too high as the lobster will simply burn on the outside and remain frozen in the middle.

The best way to prepare frozen cooked lobster is to boil it, as it is the way it was cooked originally, and is the safest form of preparing the lobster.

A frozen lobster needs to be left to thaw overnight before it can be worked on; most meat is to be found in the tails and claws, the areas to concentrate on. Generally it takes 8 to 10 hours to defrost lobster, this can be done in either a refrigerator or by leaving the lobster submerged in water.

Once you have detached the claws and tail you need to split the meat from the shells, this can be done with kitchen scissors or shears, then you have to decide how you want to serve the lobster - do you want it boiled, grilled, steamed or baked?

Baking lobster is very popular and is fairly straightforward and will provide great tasty results by pre-heating an oven to between 350-400 degrees F, depending on your own preferences. Place the lobster tails and claws on a baking sheet and brush them over with butter allowing to bake for around 15 minutes with the temperature dropping to 140 degrees F.

It is very important not to overcook the lobster as you will lose a lot of the texture and taste - getting the temperature just right is vital.

Grilled lobster is also very popular. Start off by boiling the lobster in a large saucepan of salted water for about four minutes. After pouring melted butter and lemon juice over the lobster you can then grill for seven or eight minutes under a medium to hot grill.

There are lots of options that come with cooking lobster but the key to getting the best possible results is proper preparation. There are no short cuts to defrosting, respect the times involved then enjoy the final steps knowing that the lobster is in perfect condition to be served up.
Jacquelyn Mathis Profile
Yes, it's possible, but you need to keep it moist and heat it SLOWLY, so that you don't turn it into absolute rubber. Apply a little bit of pepper, lemon juice, salt is optional, and keep the melted butter ready for basting so that it doesn't dry out too much on you. Hope this helps, good luck.
james caison Profile
james caison answered
You can either place it in the oven on a baking sheet for a few minutes on 200 degrees, when you smell
the lobster it is ready to come out, you can also drop it in a pot of boiling water for 2 minutes and it will be ready.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Yes, you may BBQ frozen, cooked Lobster. Dethawed first before placing on the grill....since it is already cooked, will not take long to FLASH generous with butter to keep from drying out!
Jacquelyn Mathis Profile
You shouldn't cook a lobster from frozen, you need to thaw it out, and then, you can steam it for about 5 minutes, or you can bake it in the oven for about 7 on 275 in the oven. Hope this helps.
sierra davis Profile
sierra davis answered
Good lobsters

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