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How To Boil Live Lobsters

How To Boil Live Lobsters

BOILING LIVE LOBSTER AT HOME

Perhaps the easiest way to cook a live lobster.

*To boil lobster, you will need a large pot with a lid.

  1. Pour enough water in the pot to cover the lobster completely.
  2. Add 1 cup of sea salt for every 1 gallon of water.
  3. Bring the water to a rolling boil.
  4. Hold the live Maine lobster from the back and drop it headfirst into the boiling water.
  5. Cover the pot and once the water has started to boil again, start timing.
  6. Boil the lobster for 10 minutes for the first 1-lb of weight and then 3 more minutes for each extra pound. A 2-lb lobster will be done in 13 minutes, a 3-lb lobster in 16 minutes.
  7. After boiling, drain the fresh Maine lobster immediately and serve hot with melted butter for dipping