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boiled maine lobster

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Daune (pronounced "Dawn") Browne
Calais, ME

Come on now--you know you want to try it!! It's easy.

(2 ratings)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min

Ingredients For boiled maine lobster

  • 4
    1-lb. lobsters
  • water
  • salt or seaweed
  • 1 c
    melted butter

How To Make boiled maine lobster

  • 1
    Fill a large stock pot full of water and add salt or a piece of seaweed. Bring the water to a boil and then TURN OFF the heat.
  • 2
    Place the live lobsters into the pot, keeping your hand well away from the claws. Lower them in claws first.
  • 3
    Bring the water slowly back to a boil and cook the lobsters for about 15 minutes or until they turn bright red.
  • 4
    Remove them from the water and drain briefly on paper towel. Place on a plate and garnish the plate with lemon wedges. Serve with individual dishes of melted butter for dipping. The lemons can be squeezed into your melted butter, if desired.
  • 5
    NOTES: TIME--allow about 20 minutes for the water to boil, and 15 minutes for cooking the lobster. PREPARATION: This method of cooking puts the lobster gently to sleep and makes the lobster flesh much more tender. Claws can be partially cracked before serving, if desired.

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