Step 1, lobster
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Step by step: lobster

To cut the lobster in half lengthwise, insert the tip of a sharp knife between the eyes and cut straight down. (Carlos Chavez / Los Angeles Times)
Take the meat out of the tail of the lobster, gently pulling it away from the shell in one piece. (Carlos Chavez / Los Angeles Times)
Cut the meat into about one-half-inch medallions, and place the pieces back in the shell. (Carlos Chavez / Los Angeles Times)
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