Boiled Maine Lobster

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Aroostook

Move over Martha Stewart. simple is better. Let the natural flavor of the lobster come through and watch your guests' eyes glaze over.

Top Review by Pixie

Thank you so much for posting this recipe, it's simple and makes perfectly cooked lobsters. The natural taste of fresh lobster is divine all by itself and doesn't need Martha Stewart meddling with it! I normally buy lobsters freshly cooked, but they had a big sale on the live ones and weren't expecting any to remain to be cooked by the store. I can remember my parents steaming lobsters in a pot with water and seaweed but I couldn't see myself running to the shore to get some this time of year! Plus I wasn't quite sure how long to cook them for, other than that they had to turn red before they're done. It was great to be able to come here and find a nice simple way to make them. Just delicious.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring to a roiling boil a large kettle of salted water.
  2. Place lobsters in boiling water head first. Cover and cook for 15 minutes.
  3. Remove and serve with melted butter.
  4. HOW TO EAT: Twist off the claws. Crack each claw with a nut cracker.
  5. Separate the tail piece from the body. Bend back and break the flippers off the tail piece. Insert a fork where the flippers have been broken off and push out the meat.
  6. Separate the back from the body. Open the remaining part of the body by cracking apart sideways. There is some good meat in this section.
  7. The small claws are excellent eating! The meat sucked out like like sipping through a straw!

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