I have always been scared of learning how to cook lobster! So today, Nicole is showing us the basics on how to cook lobster as well as several delicious recipes for lobster as well as recipes for pasta to have with lobster.  Believe me, if you weren't hungry before you read this post, you will be now. {snicker}

Lobster season is upon us and what a delicious summer dish it makes! You can prepare it using a variety of cooking methods like grilling, poaching and baking and below you will find recipes to do just that. You will also find some fabulous Lobster Pasta dish recipes if you're looking for a more filling meal. Read to the end of the post to find links for sound preparation advice via video. From cutting open, de-shelling the crustacean and boiling it - you'll find links to help you become a seasoned cook in no time.

Bon Appétit'!

How To Cook Lobster

How to cook lobster

Butter Poached Lobster with Aurore Sauce (step-by-step photos) Poaching in real butter is a simple and flavorful way to prepare your Lobster. Combine sweet shallots, tomato paste and some stock to create this sweet Aurore sauce. Spoon a dollop of caviar for a salty touch and you have a fabulously indulgent butter poached dish. For you novice Lobster cooks, this particular post has each and every step explained in words and photos. A great way to experience the cooking process for the first time.

Grilled Lobster Tails with Lemon Curry Butter Summer time is prime for grilling many dishes and lobster can certainly be one of them. Throw your  tails on the grill, top it off with this robust lemon curry butter and you have a dish that will make your taste buds smile in less than ten minutes of cooking time.

Baked Lobster with Cheese An oven baked lobster topped with a mixture of garlic, a bit of bacon, cream and spinach is mouth watering. Add your favorite cheese on top and the result is a delicious mid-week meal.

Recipe For Pasta and Lobster

What better indulgences are there than Lobster and Pasta? If you're looking for a hearty meal complete with your favorite crustacean, then these dishes are for you.

Butter Poached Lobster with Ricotta Gnocchi (step-by-step photos) This recipe shows you how to make (from scratch) Ricotta Gnocchi (pronounce nyo-kee) an Italian dumpling. Top it with a butter poached tail and you're set with a delicately flavored dish.

Pancetta & Lobster Macaroni & Cheese You can't get better than combining Lobster with the comfort food staple Macaroni and Cheese. Add Pancetta, the italian's version of bacon, in the mix and you have a food coma worthy meal for those rainy spring days.

Lobster Risotto Create a flavorful dinner party meal with this Risotto recipe. It includes an additional link to key risotto preparation techniques to help ensure your Lobster Risotto dish is a party hit.

Lobster Preparation Basics

Lobster preparations do not have to be difficult. On sight, it is intimidating to take apart a lobster and the idea of preparing it for a meal can seem daunting. Use this video on How to Cut Open a Lobster to help free you from that worry. Once you've cut it open, you'll want to be certain as to how you go about De-shelling the Lobster . If you just have the tail, then this video on How to Cut a Lobster Tail is the tutorial for you. In addition to that, basic boiling methods are a good knowledge base to develop. Use this video on How to Boil a Lobster to help build your preparation skills a bit further.

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Post contributed by Nicole at Moments that Define Life. Nicole is a stiletto wearing, Cabernet sipping Mama to three girls. She has spent the bulk of her life being a bad cook. But, she has reformed her ways and vows to improve her skills each day in an effort to keep her husband. Her efforts are lost on her children, who respectfully prefer chicken nuggets and PB&J’s.