How do i cook a lobster

How do i cook a Lobster?
That depends on how you want to cook it. The favorite ways are Boil, Broil, Steam and Grill. Each one will be discussed below. But first you may need a live lobster(s). Here's a good place to start. Lobsters Crabs.com Please be sure to check out our Lobster recipes Cooking Lobster is very easy. here is the technical terms of what happens when you cook a live Lobster.

   

Boiled

Boiled Lobster

Boiling is one of the easiest ways to cook a lobster. You simply drop the lobster-claws first in to boiling water. Try clean sea water for an awesome ocean taste! Click here

Steamed

Boiled Lobster

Steaming is a great way to cook a Lobster while achieving great results.What you will need to boil Lobster Try clean sea water for an awesome ocean taste!
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Grilled / Broiled

Boiled Lobster

Grilling is a great way to cook a Lobster while achieving great results.What you will need to boil Lobster Try clean sea water for an awesome ocean taste!
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Boiling a lobster

Boiling a lobster:
Here is how to boil a Lobster. This is a simple way to cook a Lobster and get great results. There is very little to do, just bring water in your Pot to a boil and place your live lobster(s) in claws first.

What you will need to boil Lobster
1- pot big enough to hold enough water to cover Lobster(s)
1 t.b. of salt per quart add when water boils
1 - pair of tongs to pull Lobsters out when cooked

Timing your lobster should start when water comes back to a boil. Follow the chart below for cooking time based on weight.

 

Weight Time Special instructions
1 lb 5 - 7 min Shell should be completetly red
1 1/8 lb 6 - 8 min Shell should be completetly red
1 1/4 lb 8 - 10 min Shell should be completetly red
1 1/2 lb 10 - 12 min Shell should be completetly red
2 lb 12 - 14 min Shell should be completetly red
3 lb 15 - 18 min Shell should be completetly red
5 - 6 lb 18 - 20 min Shell should be completetly red

 

 

So now you know how to Boil a lobster, and your probably asking yourself the age old question... Is the lobster suppose to be alive when I put it in the boiling water? The answer? It can be alive or click here on how to humanely kill a Lobster. You can choose to place the live Lobster in the boiling water. This will surely be fatal. Be-careful the thrashing tail may cause burns or at-least cause a mess.

 

“Time will show as the Lobster said when they assured him he would become red if he fell into the boiler."

 

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Steaming a lobster

Steaming a lobster:
Here is how to steam a Lobster. Steaming is a great way to cook a Lobster while achieving great results.

What you will need to steam Lobster
1- pot with tight fitting lid big enough to hold Lobster(s) Preferably one with a rack in the bottom. These can be found here.

1 t.b. of salt per quart add when water boils

You can also add onion potatoes and celery if you like

1 - pair of tongs to pull Lobsters out when cooked

Fill pot with tight fitting lid with 2" of water. If you have a rack on the bottom, this is where you can add onions, potatoes, celery and seasonings.
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Bring water to a boil. Place Lobsters in claws first and cover. Follow cooking times below.
Enjoy!

Timing your lobster should start when water comes back to a boil. Follow the chart below for cooking time based on weight.

 

Weight Time Special instructions
1 lb 5 - 7 min Shell should be completetly red
1 1/8 lb 6 - 8 min Shell should be completetly red
1 1/4 lb 8 - 10 min Shell should be completetly red
1 1/2 lb 10 - 12 min Shell should be completetly red
2 lb 12 - 14 min Shell should be completetly red
3 lb 15 - 18 min Shell should be completetly red
5 - 6 lb 18 - 20 min Shell should be completetly red

 

So now you know how to steam a lobster, and your probably asking yourself the age old question... Isthe lobster suppose to be alive when I put it in the pot of steaming water? The answer? It can be alive, or click here on how to humanely kill a Lobster.Youcan choose to place the live Lobster in the steaming pot. This will surely be fatal. Be-careful thethrashing tail may cause burns or at-least cause a mess.