How To Cook Boiled Lobster with Drawn Butter. It's easier than you think, & and it tastes fantastic! Serve with fresh drawn butter.
Firmly grip the body with one hand and twist the tail with the other… it will come right off. Snap off the small flipper at the very end of the tail. Reach into the tail from the small end, and push the entire tail out of the large end of the shell. You may see some firm bright red lobster roe or some greenish-yellow tomalley, discard this and rinse the tail if desired. You can devein the tail by cutting it open. Use a sharp chef’s knife to cut the tail lengthwise, through the center of the tail on the harder, rounded side of the tail. Remove the exposed vein with your hands. Halving the tail lengthwise also exposes the vein, making it easy for you to remove.
To melt butter in the microwave, cut butter into small bowl loosely cover bowl with paper towel. Melt on 100% power for about 30-40 seconds, checking every 10 to 15 seconds until it’s almost melted but a few small solid pieces remain. Remove from the microwave and stir until it’s completely melted.