As a former chef in a few seafood restaurants, the answer is absoluteely YES.
Explanation: After boiling the live lobster (yes, it must be alive and moving those antennae and crawling around that tank). [Not sure how long or what to put in the water with the lobster, please consult your cookbook or go online and get some mouth-watering recipes], split it from the head to the tail so you have 2 mirrored halves. Remove and throw away that small, oval-shaped, tannish, brownish colored 1/2 sac behind the eye on each 1/2.
Remove the tamale and the other edible parts of the body's interior.
Break off the small legs on either side of the body.
DO NOT USE OR EAT "the devil fingers" - those spongy-looking, soft, greyish/tannish, feather-looking membranes attached to the shell's body's side.
Detach the claws and crack them with nutcrackers or a hammer.
Remove the meat from the tail.
What you have left are approximately 2 piles: the first containing what you paid for: claws/clawmeat, tailmeat, legs and edible interior body.
The second is what you also paid for, but what you probably don't want - unless you are going to make lobster stew or bisque or another lobster-based dish. This gets tossed. DO NOT put any lobster shells or inedible parts in your garbage disosal.
Enjoy ALL that great-tasting edible lobster. You might want to buy two or more to dine with 2 or more friends or family members OR you can make the lobster[s] part of a New England-type clam bake with other seafood, potatoes and veggies - like corn-on-the-cob - you like.
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Was in the restaurant business for 26 years