How to reheat lobster- The best method to enjoy leftover lobster!

Meta: If you worry about wasting your leftover lobster because you don’t know how to reheat lobster, you have come to the right place! Read on and pick the right method!

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If you happen to buy too many lobster and can’t finish them, don’t worry because leftover lobster can still have an amazing taste. To make the leftover lobster tasty, you need to know how to reheat lobster properly. In this article, you will learn how to do it in different ways.

You can reheat your lobster in different ways

How to reheat lobster in the oven?

Using an oven to reheat lobster is one of the most common methods. The key for a satisfying final product is gentle heat. Because the lobster meat is already cooked, so all you need to do is to warm it up. If the lobster meat comes with sauce, heat them up together. If it doesn’t, you can use butter instead. Follow these steps to reheat boiled lobster in the oven.

Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350oF (~176oC).

Step 2: Cover your lobster dish with foil. Don’t forget to put the lobster’s sauce or butter in the dish.

Step 3: Heat the lobster in the oven for about 10 mins until it is warm.

Step 4: Take the dish out of the oven and serve.

It takes longer to reheat a whole lobster (from 20 to 30 mins), and you should cut it in half and lay it on a sheet tray beforehand.

How to reheat lobster on the stovetop?

If you don’t want to wait for 30 mins to reheat your boiled lobster, you can use the stovetop to do it within 15 minutes. However, you need to remove the leftover lobster from its shell when using this method. Below are the steps for you to follow:

Step 1: Select a big saucepan or skillet so that it can heat the lobster evenly.

Step 2: Add a little stock or broth and butter (if you like), you can use lobster stock or chicken stock.

Step 3: Add the lobster to the broth and heat for about 10 minutes. When it starts to warm up, you can add the butter.

Step 4: Heat the lobster until it is evenly warm and serve. 

Reheat lobster using the stovetop is a good idea

How to reheat lobster on the grill?

People often use the grill for BBQ, but not all of them know that it can be used to reheat lobster. If you have one, this is how you do it.

Step 1: Preheat your grill on high.

Step 2: If the lobster is removed from its shell, use olive oil to coat the lobster and season it with salt and pepper. If you have a whole lobster, just heat it shell side down on the grill and make sure not to flip it over.

Step 3: Grill until the lobster is thoroughly heated, and serve.

How to reheat lobster in the microwave?

It’s convenient to use the microwave, especially when you don’t have a lot of time for cooking. However, avoid this method as much as you can because the lobster might not taste as good.

Step 1: Remove the lobster from the shell (if needed).

Step 2: Use a damp paper towel to wrap the lobster to keep it moist.

Step 3: Heat in three to five mins until the lobster is hot.

Step 4: Take it out, unwrap it from the towel, and serve.

Although lobster is best when it’s fresh, you can always find a way to enjoy leftover lobster. As you can see, the best method to reheat lobster tail, lobster claws, or reheat cooked lobster in its shell in general, is using the oven.

See more: How To Cook Lobster Tail

As for lobster meat, it’s easier to reheat because it’s already out of the shell. All you need to do is to deal with the meat, so the stovetop and the skillet will be enough.

How to reheat frozen lobster?

Make sure to defrost the lobster before reheating

If you put your leftover lobster in the freezer, you need to thaw it by moving it to the refrigerator and leave it there overnight. If you forget to do it, you can quickly thaw the lobster by sealing it in a plastic bag and then immerse it in cold water.

If you want to reheat it immediately, put it in the microwave and “defrost” it. Make sure the lobster is still icy but pliable when you take it out. Afterwards, you can select one of the above options to reheat your lobster (using the oven, the stovetop, the grill, the microwave, etc…)

Besides, another option for you is that you can always serve the lobster cold by adding some herbs, some mayo or warm butter, a squeeze of lemon, and making it the best lobster salad. You can opt for this option when you don’t feel like cooking at all.

So now you know all the methods to reheat lobster. You can choose one that sounds simple and easy to you. As you can see, having leftover lobster is not a big deal, so don’t worry about buying too many live lobsters from Fisherman’s Net.

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