If you’ve just ordered some fresh live Maine lobster from Cape Porpoise Lobster Co., we’d like to congratulate you on your excellent taste. However, you may be wondering: how the heck do I store this?
Here are some handy tips for storing live lobster:
- Leave on the rubber bands that came wrapped around your lobster’s claws until after it’s cooked. You don’t want to find out the hard way how tough lobsters’ claws are!
- Refrigerate your lobster immediately, at around 40 degrees Fahrenheit, until you’re ready to cook it. Keep the lobster on the bottom shelf of your fridge to avoid contaminating any other food.
- Wrap the lobster in seaweed or damp (but not soaking wet) newspaper. This will keep the lobster nice and moist, as well as make it sluggish enough not to try and fight its way out. You can also add a frozen gel pack for extra security.
- Try to cook your lobster the same day you receive it. (If you order from Cape Porpoise Lobster Co., that’s 24 hours after you place your order). Lobster stored as described above can stay fresh for another day or so, but you don’t want to take your chances.
- If you open the fridge and your lobster is dead, it’s best to throw it out. Lobsters start to decompose as soon as they die.
Now that you know how to store live lobster, it’s time to order some! Shop online now and receive free overnight shipping with all purchases!