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How To Boil Live Lobster

Boiling Lobster Instructions

Boiling Instructions:

  1. Fill a large pot with water. Allow three quarts of water per 1.5 pounds of lobster.
  2. Add 1/4 cup of salt for each gallon of water. (4 quarts = 1 gallon)
  3. Bring the water to a rolling boil.
  4. Put your live lobsters in one at a time using gloves or tongs. Do not cover.
  5. Stir the lobsters halfway through boiling. (cooking times below)
  6. Boiled lobsters will be bright red when done.
  7. Place boiled lobsters in cool water or let stand for 3-5 minutes before serving.
  8. Enjoy!

Lobster Boiling Times Per Pound:
Lobster Size: 1.0 lb 1.25 lbs 1.5 lbs 2.0 lbs 2.5 lbs 3.0 lbs
Cooking Time: 8 minutes 9-10 minutes 11-12 minutes 15 minutes 20 minutes 25 minutes

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