Boiled Lobster

Cooking live lobsters from the supermarket is cheaper than if you were to order lobster at a restaurant, but it can be a bit of an experience! Try rubbing the forehead of the lobster, applying pressure with your thumb, to calm or hypnotize it before you place it in the boiling water.

Serves: 2Hands-on: 5 minutesTotal: 23 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • 2 live lobsters (2 lbs. each)
  • 6 Tbsp. salt
  • 5 Tbsp. butter, melted

Directions

  • Fill an 8 quart or larger stockpot ¾ full with salted water. Make sure that you have enough water to completely cover lobsters. Add 1 tablespoon salt per quart of water.
  • Bring to a boil and pick up the lobsters by the top of the body and put them head first into the boiling water until they are completely under water.
  • Put the lid on the pot and boil for 18 minutes. Do not remove from water until the shells turn bright red.
  • Remove from the pot and serve hot or plunge in ice water for chilled dishes. To serve hot, use a nutcracker to crack the shells and pull or push out the meat inside. Dip hot lobster meat in melted butter.

Recipe Information

Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • 2 live lobsters (2 lbs. each)
  • 6 Tbsp. salt
  • 5 Tbsp. butter, melted

Directions

  • Fill an 8 quart or larger stockpot ¾ full with salted water. Make sure that you have enough water to completely cover lobsters. Add 1 tablespoon salt per quart of water.
  • Bring to a boil and pick up the lobsters by the top of the body and put them head first into the boiling water until they are completely under water.
  • Put the lid on the pot and boil for 18 minutes. Do not remove from water until the shells turn bright red.
  • Remove from the pot and serve hot or plunge in ice water for chilled dishes. To serve hot, use a nutcracker to crack the shells and pull or push out the meat inside. Dip hot lobster meat in melted butter.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories330
Total Fat30g
Saturated Fat18g
Cholesterol155mg
Sodium1600mg
Total Carbohydrate1g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars0g
Protein23g