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Picking a lobster, getting it home, and cooking it is the easy part: getting all of the meat out of it for dinner or for a recipe can be the tricky bit. With a little practice, it doesn't have to be. Thankfully, this video guide from America's Test Kitchen will show you how it's done.
You'll need a few common kitchen items to make sure you get everything, but the video above does a good job of explaining how to do it right. They start with the tail, and show you the easiest ways to crack it open (turn it on its side, then palm down on it until it cracks evenly). They even go on to the claws, knuckles, and even the legs, which many people just discard as more trouble than they're worth.
Granted, some of these tips won't totally work for you if you're sitting down to a lobster dinner where you may not have the tools used here to get every bit of meat from the legs and crevices. However, if you're making lobster at home, it makes sense you wouldn't want any to go to waste.
The Best Way to Eat a Lobster | America's Test Kitchen