How to Boil a Lobster

READY IN: 9mins
SERVES: 1
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    lb lobster (9 to 11 minutes)
  • 1 14
    lbs lobsters (12 to 14 minutes)
  • 1 12
    lbs lobsters (14 to 16 minutes)
  • 1 34
    lbs lobsters (18 to 20 minutes)
  • 2
    lbs lobsters (20 to 22 minutes)
  • 2
    lbs lobsters (cook an additional 1 minute for every 1/4 lb over 2 lbs)
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DIRECTIONS

  • HOW TO COOK A LOBSTER:. Place a steamer rack, pasta insert, or bed of seaweed in the bottom of a large pot. Add about 1 inch of water and bring to a boil. Add the lobsters and cook covered until done based on the size of the lobsters according to the above table.
  • Serve with warm butter and lemon wedges.
  • HOW TO EAT A LOBSTER:
  • Twist off the claws from the body.
  • Crack the claws with a cracker or pull apart small claw from large claw and pull meat out with hands or pick.
  • Separate the tail from the body by twisting.
  • Push tail meat up and out the other end with fingers. You will find a strip of meat on the outer part – pull this off – you can eat it.
  • Underneath it is the lobster’s digestive tract – you don’t want to eat this part.
  • Pull the shell off the body of the lobster and underneath you will find the green “tomalley” (the liver) – you probably don’t want to eat this part.
  • Pull the small claws off the body and suck out the meat.
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