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Now that you’ve caught and cleaned a Florida lobster, here’s how to cook it.

If you want it to remain fresh, it needs to at least be refrigerated. If you’re storing it for longer than 72 hours, lobster tails should be wrapped tightly in wax paper or tin foil then kept in an airtight bag in the freezer. Once you’re ready to cook, make sure it is fully thawed for a few hours in the fridge before preparation.

Lobster tail is a very versatile meat and can be included in pasta dishes, on salads, in sandwiches, in soups, or next to a filet for a delicious surf n’ turf entree. The simplest method of cooking is to steam or boil the tail until the meat is white and the shell is deep red. The estimated cooking time is 1 minute per ounce if boiling and 5-7

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Whether you’re preparing some lobster for your family, or gifting a few tails to a friendly neighbor, cleaning one is much simpler than cleaning a fish.  Once you’ve got your license, know the regulations, and know how to catch it yourself, here’s how to clean a Florida lobster!

Step 1: Wring the Tail

This is much easier to do if you’ve had the lobster on ice for a bit so they are in a sleep-like state. Here, you’re simply separating the tail from its body. Hold the tail with one hand as close to the carapace as you can with your entire palm, and hold the carapace (upper body and head) in the other hand. Now firmly twist and pull, and the tail should easily separate. The head can be thrown away, as all of the meat of the Florida lobster is in

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If you’ve never gone lobstering before, you probably have no idea where to start. Have no fear- if you can snorkel and are relatively comfortable in the water, lobster is probably one of the easiest forms of sea creatures to catch, and even easier to clean and prepare.

First things first- you’re going to need a recreational fishing license with a lobster permit, which can be purchased online HERE.

Ok, so now you have your license, you know it’s definitely lobster season and you’re familiar with all the regulations by going HERE, right? Then you got together a mask, snorkel, fins, a lobster net, a tickle stick with a measurement tool attached, and gloves, right? If not, you can purchase these items at any local dive shop in Palm Beach County,

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