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    How to Steam a Lobster

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    18 mins

    5 mins

    13 mins

    Andi of Longmeadow Farm's Note:

    You will need a 4-5 gallon pot for steaming/boiling.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

    Units: US | Metric

    • 2 lbs lobsters (alive)
    • 3 quarts water (3 qts. water per every 2 pounds of lobster)
    • 1 large onion, roughly chopped in quarters
    • 1 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning
    • 4 tablespoons sea salt
    • 3 garlic cloves, smashed (lightly hit to open the clove a bit)

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Fill pot with water to match pounds of lobster. (3 qts. per 2 pounds lobster).
    2. 2
      Add seasonings, vegetable, and garlic.
    3. 3
      Bring water to rolling boil.
    4. 4
      Add live lobsters one at a time (if more then one), starting to time immediately. (10 minutes per pound for first pound of lobster, 1 minute per pound thereafter = 2 pound lobster= 12 minutes).
    5. 5
      Do not cover.
    6. 6
      Stir lobster half-way through cooking time.
    7. 7
      Let lobster rest for a full five minutes to allow the meat to absorb the moisture from the shell.
    8. 8
      Carefully remove and grab a bib.

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    Nutritional Facts for How to Steam a Lobster

    Serving Size: 1 (1991 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 386.2
     
    Calories from Fat 31
    15%
    Total Fat 3.5 g
    5%
    Saturated Fat 0.8 g
    4%
    Cholesterol 576.5 mg
    192%
    Sodium 15919.7 mg
    663%
    Total Carbohydrate 8.4 g
    2%
    Dietary Fiber 1.3 g
    5%
    Sugars 3.2 g
    12%
    Protein 76.1 g
    152%

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    Old Bay Seasoning

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