Steamed Maine Lobster

Recipe by Petunia
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READY IN: 26mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a pot large enough to hold 2 lobsters, pour in 2 inches of seawater.
  • If you don't have seawater, add 1 tsp.
  • salt to plain water.
  • Pour in 4 oz.
  • of the beer.
  • Bring the water to a boil over high heat.
  • Place the 2 lobsters in the pot and cover tightly.
  • Return to a boil as quickly as possible and then start counting the time.
  • The 2 lb.
  • lobsters should steam for 16 minutes.
  • Take them out with tongs, dump the water and start over with fresh water, adding the salt if no seawater and the beer.
  • Serve with individual bowls of melted butter and cracking utensils.
  • 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).
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