Slideshow SLIDESHOW: The Complete Serious Eats Guide to Cooking Lobster

Lobster Week has been a lot of fun for us, not least because we got to eat so much lobster in the process. We've put together all of our eating and buying guides, along with a collection of recipes, in one easy-to-navigate post. Read on for everything you've ever wanted to know about lobster.

Lobster Guides

Buying Lobster

Before you can cook a lobster, you have to buy a lobster. Check out our guide with The Food Lab: How To Buy a Lobster »

Hard Shell vs. Soft Shell

Soft shell lobster season is underway, and it'll run until November. But is a soft shell lobster really better tasting than a hard shell? It took a blind taste test for us to find out. Check out our Taste Test: Hard Shell Versus Soft Shell Lobsters »

How To Cook and Shuck

Learn about the best path to the tenderest, most intensely flavored meat, and more importantly, how to get at that meat once it's cooked with The Food Lab: How To Cook and Shuck Lobster »


About the author: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt is the Chief Creative Officer of Serious Eats where he likes to explore the science of home cooking in his weekly column The Food Lab. You can follow him at @thefoodlab on Twitter, or at The Food Lab on Facebook.


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