How To Reheat Lobster: The Best Ways To Enjoy It While Hot
Do you have lobster that has been sitting in the fridge? Or maybe, have you taken out a lobster dish from last night’s fancy dinner? In this post, we will let you know how to reheat lobster, making it easy for you to enjoy its meat while it is hot!
There are several ways by which you can reheat lobster. The available tools at home, the amount of time and effort you can spare, and personal preferences will have an impact on which method will be best. Regardless of what you choose, as long as you do it right, you will end up with a delicious lobster!
Reheating Lobster In The Microwave
In many homes, one of the most popular appliances is a microwave. It is handy as it can be used for reheating leftovers, including lobster. This method is the favorite of many people because it is quick and easy. Aside from the microwave and the lobster, here are what you will need:
- Paper towels
- Microwave-safe plate
Once you are ready with the materials needed, here are the steps you should follow:
- Sprinkle water on paper towels. You have to wet it but make sure that it is not drenched. Gently wring the paper towel.
- Wrap the lobster with shell in the paper towels. Place it in a microwave-safe plate. Put it on the microwave.
- If in case you are reheating lobster meat, which means that it no longer has its shell, you do not need to wrap it in a paper towel.
- Heat the lobster in the microwave at high setting. One to two minutes will be enough.
- Take it out of the microwave. If it is not hot enough, microwave the lobster for another minute.
Reheating Lobster In The Oven
This is another method that can prove to be effective, but this will require a bit more effort on your end as against to reheating in a microwave. Aside from the oven and your lobster, you will also need the following:
- Aluminum foil
- Baking plan
- Sealable plastic bag
To reheat the lobster, here are the steps you should follow:
- If the lobster is frozen, the first thing you have to do is place it in a bag, seal, and run it under warm water. This is a quick and easy way to have it thawed.
- Preheat your oven to a temperature of at least 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- While waiting for the oven to get hot, wrap the lobster in an aluminum foil.
- Once wrapped, place it in a baking pan.
- Put it in the oven and reheat for five to ten minutes.
- Take it out of the oven, unwrap from the foil, and enjoy while it is hot.
Reheating Lobster In The Grill
If you love barbecues, you most probably have a grill at home. You can use it as well for reheating lobster. Here are what you will need, aside from your lobster and grill:
- Aluminum foil
- Nonstick coating
- Once the lobster has thawed, wrap it in an aluminum foil. Do not forget to spray nonstick coating as well.
- To add flavor, you can also brush the lobster with butter before grilling it.
- Place the wrapped lobster on the grill under medium heat.
Reheating Lobster In A Stove
If you do not have an oven, a microwave, or a grill, you can reheat it in a stove, specifically in a skillet. Aside from the skillet, all you need is lobster and oil and you are good to go. Here are the steps to do this:
- Pour oil in a pan. The amount of oil that you should use will depend on the size of the lobster. The bigger the lobster is, the more oil is needed. The pan needs to have oil so that it won’t end up drying from heat.
- Once the oil is hot, place the lobster in the pan. Turn it around occasionally and take it out of the pan once hot.
Alternatively, you can also heat only the meat. Here is a short video that shows how you can take out the meat from a boiled lobster or even one that has just been taken out of the fridge:
Using the stove, you also have the option to reheat the lobster through steaming. In this case, all that you need is the stove, pot, steaming basket, and of course, your lobster. Here’s how you can do this:
- Place a deep pot on the stove at high heat. Make sure that the water is not too high so that it won’t go above the steaming basket.
- Once the water reaches its boiling point, place the steaming basket on the top. Reduce the heat. Put the lobster in the steaming basket.
- Steam your lobster for at least five minutes. The steaming time will be longer if you have larger lobster.
- Remove the lobster from the steaming basket. Enjoy it while it is still hot.
Here’s another great way to reheat it in a pot and boiling water without the use of a steaming basket:
- Bring water to a boil in a deep pot. Once it is boiling, reduce the level of heat.
- Put the lobster in the pot slowly so as not to create splashes of hot water.
- Add sea salt in the water to make the lobster more flavorful.
- After about five minutes, turn off the stove, take out the lobster from the water, and serve as desired. Larger lobsters, on the other hand, will require a longer time of reheating.
Aside from knowing the specific steps, you should also keep these tips in mind:
- Especially if the lobster has been frozen for a long time, there is a tendency that the original flavoring will be lost. In this case, you can brush it up with butter to make it taste better.
- If you want to easily eat the lobster, take it out of the shell. Once you only have the meat, you can heat it in a skillet or have it combined in pasta or fried rice, among others.
- Always check the condition of the lobster. In some instances, it might have been in the freezer for too long and it is no longer safe to eat it.
- Proper storage of lobster is important to retain its freshness before it is reheated. Put it in a sealed container before freezing. It should not also be placed alongside raw meat.
By now, I hope that you have learned from the discussions above on how to reheat lobster. It is not difficult after all! With a minimal effort and a little time to spare, leftover and frozen lobsters can be brought back to life, making it delicious and hot.
Have you tried reheating lobster before? What method did you use? Feel free to share it with us in the comment section below.