Tips For Preparing Lobster And Hosting A Lobster Party! #FDLobsterParty @FreshDirect #Ad

*I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour on behalf of FreshDirect and received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate. However, all opinions expressed are my own.


    Many of you are aware that I grew up in a small fishing town in Spain called Mera.  My grandparents had a condominium directly across the street from the beach and I would often go fishing with my grandfather for fresh fish in his boat.

    Those are my earliest memories of the taste of fresh seafood because it doesn’t get any fresher than fishing it out of the ocean yourself.  We would bring our catch back to my grandmother and she would season and prepare it for cooking.  I can’t even begin to describe how delicious the scents were that filled the entire house while she was cooking.

    One of my favorite dishes that my grandmother prepared was lobster.  Fresh lobster that is properly prepared can be tantalizing to your taste buds.  Unfortunately, many people like to eat lobster but they don’t really know how to store and prep it.

    Thankfully, FreshDirect has got us all covered with a series of videos and recipes for lobster that are inspired by Celebrity Chef Anne Burrell!  Through her tips, you can learn how to kill, cook, and serve lobster like a culinary professional so you can throw the ultimate lobster party!



  • Prepare your lobster as soon as possible, preferably on the same day as you receive it.
  • Place a damp paper towel or newspaper into the bag with the lobster to keep it moist before placing it in the refrigerator.


  • Add water with kosher salt, fresh lemon juice, and desired seasonings to a large lidded pot.
  • Bring the water to a boil, slide your lobster in claws first, and cover for 8-10 minutes.
  • You’ll know it’s done when the antennae are easy to pull off.
  • Drain and allow to cool before serving.
  • Place the lobster on a plate and eat it plain or with a little drawn butter.


    FreshDirect’s fresh summer lobsters have a soft shell so you can crack them open easily with your hands so no cracker is required.  The summer lobster — called shedder lobster by the locals in Maine — is a delicious delicacy of the summer season.

    They source their lobsters from their partners at Homarus, who deliver their stock fresh from Maine to New York City in less than 24 hours.  As far as I’m concerned, the only way it gets fresher than that was when I fished lobsters out of the ocean myself as a little girl!

    As part of the FreshDirect Lobster Party going on right now, you can visit to help answer your lobster prep questions, and provide recipes.  That’s not all, you can also get this information and even laugh at a couple of lobster jokes by calling the first-ever Lobster Hotline. (1-844-4LOBSTA)

    First time FreshDirect customers can get $25 off a $75 order with the code FDLOBSTER*  I can’t think of a better time for you to “get cracking!” So what are you waiting for? Now you have everything you need to host your own Lobster Party!

Let’s Discuss:  What is your favorite way to enjoy lobster and have you ever prepared it at home for your family?

*$25 Off Offer is a limited-time offer for first-time residential customers in the FreshDirect delivery areas. Expires on 9/30/2014. May not be combined with any other promotion code. Valid only for your first order. Valid only for orders totaling $75 or more before taxes. $25 is taken off first order. Limit: one per customer/household. All standard customer terms and conditions apply. FreshDirect reserves the right to cancel or modify the offer at any time. Void where prohibited. Offer is nontransferable. ©2014 Fresh Direct, LLC

Disclosure: I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour on behalf of FreshDirect and received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate. However, all opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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  1. Terry My Journey With Candida says

    My Hubs LOVES lobster. We drove to Maine one year just to get fresh lobster. He ate it for 7 days straight.

  2. nicole dziedzic says

    Prepping the lobster and preparing it is really important. My family loves lobster. I haven’t had it in a while so I might make it soon after reading your post. Great for a dinner party for sure. Yummy.

  3. Ashley Bunker says

    All excellent tips for Lobster prep! I’m not fond of Lobster myself, but a lot of my friends love it.

  4. I’ve never prepared lobster before, but now I wonder why?! This would be a fun surprise for a date night.

  5. Can you believe no one in our house likes lobster – or any seafood for that matter. New Englanders who dislike seafood, crazy, right?

  6. Love these resources, thanks for sharing! We’ve prepared crab but never lobster. Might have to give it a try soon!

  7. I have never had lobster would you believe! Now I might just have to give it a whirl. x

  8. I haven’t had luck making lobster at home, but I do love it.

  9. I’ve never tried making lobster at home. I always leave that to the restaurants.

  10. mena & taty says

    we are total lobster fans. I love every way lobster is made this is full of great ideas and helps me perfect my technique

  11. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Lobster. AND I am a master at using my hands mostly to get at all that succulent meat inside (without needing a bib mind you!). I have never attempted to prepare it at home-and actually doubt that I will–I will let others do the honors.

  12. Rebecca Bryant says

    you know I’ve never eaten Lobster I so need to try it one day.

  13. Those look fantastic. I have never cooked lobster before!

  14. I’ve never been brave enough to cook my own lobster, but my husband loves to. It is a fun treat!

  15. Melissa Smith says

    This is great! I’ve always wanted to cook a lobster, but never knew how to. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Wow, it’s easier to cook lobster than I thought. I have never cooked it at home so it has only been a special occasion dish for us.

  17. We usually do crab boils here, but have occasionally cooked and served lobster tails; usually on our anniversary, or some other special occasion. Chef Anne’s soft shell lobsters look so good and easy to work with.

  18. Helene Bludman says

    I love eating lobster but I can’t bear to cook it. I know, I’m a hypocrite.

  19. Lois Alter Mark says

    I LOVE lobster but can’t see ever making it myself. You definitely have me craving it now, though!

  20. YUM!! I love lobster and have never made it but we do boil crabs and shrimp locally.

  21. I love eating succulent lobster, but I love crab even more! Yum!

  22. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says

    Having a lobster party is a great way to keep friends. 😉 I’ve never made it but my ex-hubs made it once for dinner and the kids got a kick out of it.

  23. Onic {MommyFactor} says

    I’m allergic to seafood so no Lobster for me. But its pretty coo that FreshDirect is answering food prep questions.

  24. I have never eaten or prepared lobster in any way shape or form, but I always thought they had to be alive to cook them and all I can picture after reading the sentence about putting them in a bag in the fridge is them clawing their way through and playing in the fridge.. lol

  25. mail4rosey says

    A lobster party!! My oldest two boys would be begging for future invitations if ever they were invited to a lobster party. What a fun idea!

  26. Veronica Solomon says

    OMG! Those lobster dishes look so amazing. I eat mostly raw, but occasionally eat seafood….Yummm!

  27. Ann Bacciaglia says

    Wow the food looks so amazing. I have not had lobster in a long time. Seeing how yummy it looks is making me want to go buy some tonight.

  28. I don’t really eat lobster but oh my gosh that looks so good! Maybe it’s time I give lobster another try.

  29. Great tips! I like lobster, but I’ve never prepared it.

  30. Courtney Bella says

    i LOVE lobster but i’d be afraid to ruin it its so freakin expensive. so i enjoy it much better when i go out to eat!

  31. I’m a huge fan of lobster! It’s so yummy! We do a big feed at least once a summer!

  32. i’ve never made lobster and i’ve only tried it on a lobster roll once

  33. Richard Hicks says

    Great video for lobster cooking. Never attempted it myself but may try soon

  34. I love to eat lobster. I didn’t know there were summer lobsters with a softer shell.

    slehan at juno dot com

  35. I love lobster. It is usually a real treat for us. What a great time a Lobster Party would be. I love looking through your recipes, they always have an ethnic flare which make my cooking more interesting.

  36. I am a lobster lover but have never made them myself. Thank you for the great tips.

  37. nickie burke says

    Great tips! I like lobster, but I’ve never prepared it.

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