Executive chef of Legal Sea Foods, Rich Vellante, says that microwave cooking lobsters is the easiest way of cooking them and is even preferable to grilling or steaming them.
Microwaving your lobster will allow the flesh to steam in its own juices and the meat is rendered juicy, tender, and incredibly flavorful. The chef also goes on to say that you should first place the live lobster in the freezer for about 20 to 30 minutes to dull it.
Then, place this microwave-friendly dish in a microwaveable plate, take off the rubber bands around the claws, place half a lemon and 2 tablespoons of water on top, and microwave on its highest setting.
Here’s the rule of thumb for this microwave-friendly dish: Microwave a pound of lobster for roughly 7 minutes. Also, let it cool inside the microwave for 10 minutes before you serve.
When cooking in a microwave, the meat retains its saltiness and stays firm, while remaining very tender and juicy. Essentially, the cooking happens from the inside out versus the traditional way of cooking.
Soup in a mug
What do you do if it’s lunchtime and you only have about 20 minutes to eat? Well, you can make a quick soup in your microwave, of course! Add in your favorite canned beans and pre-chopped veggies to a mug.
Then, cover them with some chicken or vegetable broth and a few of your preferred seasonings. Simply cook this microwave-friendly dish on high for 5 to 8 minutes, until the veggies turn soft, and enjoy with a roll or piece of whole grain bread.