The squeamish and the vegetarian
can look away... But we actually found this video from Fine Cooking
really interesting and helpful. Get a link below.It's funny that we were inclined to click on the link. We never cook lobster, but part of the reason is fear: Fear of handling live things with big claws, fear of them suffering while boiling to death, etc.
And this video isn't promising a painless or hands-off death. As the title suggests, you're killing here. But this method appears more humane. You let the lobster hang out in the freezer for a few minutes (to numb it), and then you kill it as quickly as possible with a swift slice through the brain.
• See the video: How to Kill a Lobster, from Fine Cooking
We'd recommend making sure your chef's knife is newly sharpened.
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(Image: Fine Cooking)