Film: How to Clean a Spiny Lobster


Just like the old adage goes, “There are many ways to skin a cat.” Well, I think there are many ways to clean a lobster. I have watch many a lobster cleaning gone wrong when someone merely rips the tail off and tosses the head back in the water. I prefer to get the most out of all the animals I harvest. This cleaning methods lends to several preparation methods.

Most commonly, I split the shells down the middle to prepare on the grill. The use of a pellet smoker allows you to impart some smoky flavors into the meat which mix well with the flavor of the lobster. The Florida Spiny Lobster does have a much different flavor in comparision to its cold water cousin from New England. I usually prefer the New England variety, but I am not going to complain about having fresh lobster on the table. Please let me know if you have any other ways of cleaning these guys in the comments sections below. If you like the video then hit the like button to let us know.

I used the following methods and recipes for the lobster:

Grilled Lobster Nachos

Lobster Stock

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Justin Townsend

Justin (Choctaw) is an avid hunter, angler, and chef whose passion for the outdoors lead him to create Harvesting Nature in 2011. He continues to hunt, fish, and cook all while sharing his experiences with others through film, podcasts, print, and with recipes. He also proudly serves in the United States Coast Guard.

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