To remove the meat from the lobster, you will need kitchen shears and bamboo sticks.
First, separate the claws and legs from the body of the lobster. Twist and gently pull to separate. Set aside to extract meat.
Now, remove the tail. Grab the lobster with one hand on the tail, and the other on the body and twist to separate. Discard the head. Rinse off the green tomalley in the tail under cold running water. Flip the lobster tail so the bottom is facing up, and use kitchen shears to cut down the middle of the shell. Push down on the sides of the shell with your hands and gently remove the meat from the shell. If it does not easily slide out, insert your finger and run it along the shell to free the meat. Use a knife to cut the tail meat in half. Remove the dark vein with a paring knife and discard. If female, there will be a red roe- remove and discard this as well.
Next, extract the meat from the claws. Hold the lobster at the knuckles, and twist to separate each section. Use a bamboo skewer to push the meat out of the knuckles. Once finished, remove the meat from the claws. Cut the shell on each side of the claws to release the meat.
Finally, extract the meat from the legs. There is not a lot of meat here, but the meat that is in the claws is very tender and sweet. Simply use kitchen shears to cut both ends of the legs and push the meat out with a bamboo skewer.
Save the shells to make a delicious seafood broth!