From Maine to California, lobster and crab must be the most popular types of seafood. These animals are simple to cook and very tasty to eat. Live animals are by far the best. Make sure that they are lively and not lethargic.
2 whole lobster or crab (allow one per person)
Water for boiling
Salt or "crab boil" seasoning
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the salt and/or seasoning. Drop the lobster or crab into the pot and allow the water to return to a boil. Remove from the heat and let stand for 5 minutes. Remove the animals from the water and serve immediately. The lobsters may be prepared for the table by using a cleaver to cut the animal down the center. Alternatively, snap the tail off and serve only the tail cut in half lengthwise. The claws may be served aside the tails.
Serve crab or lobster tails with drawn butter and slices of lemon.