Choosing cooked lobster

If you're buying a cooked lobster, check for the following:

-that it feels heavy for its size

-that the tail springs back under the body of the lobster when fully extended

-that it smells fresh, not fishy

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Lobster with spaghetti Lobster with spaghetti

By Mitch Tonks

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