Seafood – Two Most Popular Ways to Cook FRESH LOBSTER

 

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The Two Most Popular Ways to Cook FRESH LOBSTER:

Boiled:
Fill a large pot with salted water. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Add the lobsters head-first. Begin timing and cook according to the table below. Once cooked, use tongs and remove the lobsters to the sink. If eating warm, drain the liquid and serve. If eating cold, place into ice-cold water for 30 minutes to cool. Refrigerate until ready to prepare.

One pound lobster = 8 minutes
Two pound lobster = 15 minutes
Three pound lobster = 22 minutes

Steamed:
Place two inches of salted water in a large pot. Place a steamer rack in the pot. Cover and bring to a boil. Place the lobsters on the rack, cover and cook according to the table below. Once cooked, use tongs and remove the lobsters to the sink. If eating warm, drain the liquid and serve. If eating cold, place into ice cold water for 30 minutes to cool. Refrigerate until ready to prepare.

One pound lobster = 10 minutes
Two pound lobster = 18 minutes
Three pound lobster = 25 minutes

Lobster Tips:

  • Lobsters should be cooked on the day they are purchased.
  • Store live lobsters in your refrigerator until you are ready to cook.