Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 16 mins

Summer is coming and this means lobster will be on the menu! Everyone should know how to cook them for the backyard cookout.


  1. In a pot large enough to hold 2 lobsters, pour in 2 inches of seawater.
  2. If you don't have seawater, add 1 tsp.
  3. salt to plain water.
  4. Pour in 4 oz.
  5. of the beer.
  6. Bring the water to a boil over high heat.
  7. Place the 2 lobsters in the pot and cover tightly.
  8. Return to a boil as quickly as possible and then start counting the time.
  9. The 2 lb.
  10. lobsters should steam for 16 minutes.
  11. Take them out with tongs, dump the water and start over with fresh water, adding the salt if no seawater and the beer.
  12. Serve with individual bowls of melted butter and cracking utensils.
  13. If you want to cook smaller or larger lobsters: it is 13 minutes per pound, for the first pound; add 3 minutes per pound for each additional pound thereafter (Ex: a 1 1/2 lb lobster will cook for 14 1/2 minutes).
Most Helpful

New England Lobsterfest this past weekend and we used this recipe. I think I used two different types of beer, one light and the other a IPA. The combination of the two worked out really well.

RedSoxsNation #33fan July 31, 2007