Whether you're into the tail, claws or head, lobster makes for good eating. Dipping that tender meat in melted butter brings out a kind of joy that just can't be expressed through words -- uncontrollable grunts of approval seem to say it all. And with lobster prices so low, now's the right time to indulge.
Unfortunately, those blue-blooded lobsters don't cook themselves. To get in on this buttery crustacean you've got to go through the work of cooking it. And just like with anything good in life, it isn't easy. Shrieks, struggles and straight-up fails are often involved. Watch the video above, and you'll see what we mean.
Feeling brave enough to tackle cooking a lobster? Here are some great recipes to try.
Lobster Ravioli, Pea Shoots And Smoked Paprika Sauce
<strong>Get the <a href="http://www.amyglaze.com/lobster-ravioli-with-sweet-pea-shoots-smoked-paprika-cream-sauce/" target="_hplink">Lobster Ravioli, Pea Shoots And Smoked Paprika Sauce recipe</a> by Amy Glaze's Pommes D'Amour</strong> Lobster tastes great when served alongside ravioli. These raviolis are filled with a ricotta-spinach filling and topped with pea shoots.
<strong>Get the <a href="http://mymansbelly.com/2012/07/25/a-lobster-roll-to-call-your-own/" target="_hplink">Lobster Roll recipe</a> by My Mans Belly</strong> Lobster rolls are a decadent affair consisting of toasted buttered bread stuffed with prime pieces of lobster meat. This recipe even adds potato chips to it.
Roasted Lobster Tails with Coconut Curry Dipping Sauce
<strong>Get the<a href="http://globaltableadventure.com/2011/09/29/recipe-roasted-lobster-tails-with-coconut-curry-dipping-sauce/" target="_hplink"> Roasted Lobster Tails with Coconut Curry Dipping Sauce recipe</a> by Global Table Adventures</strong> While you normally see people dip their lobster in melted butter, this recipe replaces that with a coconut curry instead.
Broiled Lobster Tails With Manila Clams And Corn
<strong>Get the <a href="http://www.tastewiththeeyes.com/2012/01/your-next-lobster-tail-recipe/" target="_hplink">Broiled Lobster Tails with Manila Clams & Corn recipe</a> by Taste with the Eyes</strong> What makes this recipe so great is the broth the broiled lobster tails are served in; it's a sherry cognac lobster broth with tarragon and parsley.
<strong>Get the <a href="http://www.livelovepasta.com/2012/01/lobster-bisque/" target="_hplink">Lobster Bisque recipe</a> by Live Love Pasta</strong> The best part of lobster bisque -- besides the lobster -- is the copious amounts of heavy cream and butter used.
Tagliatelle With Lobster Tail Sauce
<strong>Get the <a href="http://www.thefoodperv.com/2012/mobile-pervert/home-cooking/tagliatelle-with-lobster-tail-sauce/" target="_hplink">Tagliatelle with Lobster Tail Sauce</a> recipe by The Food Perv</strong> To make this recipe right, you should always use fresh tagliatelle. It makes all the difference.
<strong>Get the <a href="http://darindines.com/2012/03/11/lobster-risotto/" target="_hplink">Lobster Risotto recipe</a> by Darin Dines</strong> What could be a better pairing for lobster than served atop a bed of bright-yellow saffron risotto?
Seared Lobster Tails With A Garden Vegetable Sauté
<strong>Get the <a href="http://bevcooks.com/2012/07/seared-lobster-tails-with-a-garden-vegetable-saute/" target="_hplink">Seared Lobster Tails with a Garden Vegetable Sauté recipe </a>by Bev Cooks</strong> This is a great recipe to highlight summer produce. Lobster tails are served atop corn, zucchini and tomatoes.
Grilled Lobster With Miso Butter
<strong>Get the <a href="http://betsylife.com/2012/07/17/grilled-lobster-miso-butter/" target="_hplink">Grilled Lobster with Miso Butter recipe</a> by Betsy Life</strong> This easy recipe takes just minutes to put together, and tastes like it was made in a restaurant kitchen.
Buttered Lobster Tail With Truffle Oil Popcorn
<strong>Get the <a href="http://noshingwiththenolands.com/buttered-lobster-tail-with-truffle-oil-popcorn/" target="_hplink">Buttered Lobster Tail with Truffle Oil Popcorn recipe</a> by Noshing With The Nolands</strong> You might not think popcorn and lobster make a good pairing, but when that popcorn is flavored with truffle, it's a perfect match.
Lobster Ravioli In Lemon Butter With Saffron
<strong>Get the <a href="http://jennysteffens.blogspot.com/2011/01/lobster-ravioli-in-lemon-butter-with.html" target="_hplink">Lobster Ravioli in Lemon Butter with Saffron recipe</a> by Jenny Steffens Hobick</strong> Lobster, parmesan and ricotta makes the filling for these homemade raviolis.
WATCH: How To Grill Lobster