How to Boil a Lobster

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This may be helpful for those who are not familiar with how to cook a lobster.

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Ingredients

fresh lobsters

How to Make How to Boil a Lobster

Step-by-Step

  • 1Cooking Times:
    -1 lb lobster (9 to 11 minutes)
    -1 1/4 lbs lobsters (12 to 14 minutes)
    -1 1/2 lbs lobsters (14 to 16 minutes)
    -1 3/4 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)
  • 2HOW 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.
  • 3HOW 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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About How to Boil a Lobster

Course/Dish: Fish, Seafood