Lobster Claw advice

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I got a bag of lobster claws from Costco. Thing is they’re scored. Any thoughts on how to “cook” best considering the shell is already scored?
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Are you sure the label does not already say they are cooked, they look like they are

David
Yeah that’s why I put it in parenthesis, wondering how people would heat up. Thinking steaming beat just bored and curious
 
A boiling pot of heavily seasoned water salt/crab boil or old bay......

Or pull the meat and poach in clarified butter.......

PS you are only heating them up as they are pre-cooked.....you can also just eat them cold with cocktail sauce....One of the hotels in Vegas serves a 2 ft tower (cold) of lobster claws like this with cocktail sauce.....It is the bomb!

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Or dropped in some alfredo and over pasta....PS, I want some NOW!
 
Just thaw out and eather eat cold, my wife loves it that way better in a nice bun of sorts . Or you could lightly steam, or light fry in butter

David
Yeah thanks I think that’s what I’ll do actually, I prefer my Ling crab legs chilled as well.
 
A boiling pot of heavily seasoned water salt/crab boil or old bay......

Or pull the meat and poach in clarified butter.......

PS you are only heating them up as they are pre-cooked.....you can also just eat them cold with cocktail sauce....One of the hotels in Vegas serves a 2 ft tower (cold) of lobster claws like this with cocktail sauce.....It is the bomb!


Civil it's already cooked,

David
 
Civil it's already cooked,

David
Yup, the crab boil pot is just to warm and season it if you want it hot.....butter poach same thing. In Maine they would pull it mix with mayo and other things and eat it on a roll......(just like you noted how your wife likes it)
 
Pull them from the shells and chop them into nickel diameter chunks, heat them on a skillet or flat top in butter, and add a light dusting of paprika to knock down the sweetness. Serve hot in a toasted split top style hot dog bun.

Never been a fan of the cold lobster rolls.
 
Either steamed or as you said mayo, Chives? try some chopped up celery and a dash of lemon juice in the mayo.

Most of the time we steam them hot
 
My question is how is the best way to remove the meat? I cover them with a towel and hit them with a hammer, gently, to break the shell. Is there a better way?
 
Yahtzee!! I'll amp it up by smoking it. I love smoked mac and cheese with lobstah!
I thought about that and maybe I will put some smoke on it. Only issue I have with smoked Mac is it tends to dry out a bit and lose its creaminess. I almost think you need to smoke the cheese separately. Having said that I did make 10 lb of bacon recently so some of that is goin in there!
 
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