By MyRecipes
Updated November 30, 2012
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One of the memorable quotes from this Best Picture winner is when the neurotic Alvy Singer says to Annie, “There's a big lobster behind the refrigerator. I can't get it out. This thing's heavy. Maybe if I put a little dish of butter sauce here with a nutcracker, it will run out the other side.”   In honor of Alvy and Annie’s crazy relationship and the lobster behind the refrigerator, we offer . . .  lobster. Recipe:Split Grilled Lobsters with Herb Butter
| Credit: Quentin Bacon

Fresh live lobsters can stay in your refrigerator one to two days. Keep them in the back, where the refrigerator is coldest. They must be kept alive until you cook them.

Do not store live lobsters in any kind of water—it will kill them. Place the lobsters in a large bowl, cardboard box or roasting pan covered with damp cloth or packed with damp newspaper.

For more tips about cooking lobster, watch our video How to Prepare Lobster featuring Julia Rutland, food editor at Coastal Living.