How to Steam a Lobster

READY IN: 18mins
SERVES: 2
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 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)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Fill pot with water to match pounds of lobster. (3 qts. per 2 pounds lobster).
  • Add seasonings, vegetable, and garlic.
  • Bring water to rolling boil.
  • 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).
  • Do not cover.
  • Stir lobster half-way through cooking time.
  • Let lobster rest for a full five minutes to allow the meat to absorb the moisture from the shell.
  • Carefully remove and grab a bib.
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