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How to cook lobster

How to perfectly boil a lobster for a fancy feast

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 145 kcal


  • 2 whole lobsters
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1 tbsp butter, melted


  1. Fill a stockpot 3/4 of the way full.  Add salt and bring to a boil.

    Next place the lobsters in the pot. Larger pots can easily fit two lobsters. Keep the rubber bands on the pinchers and lift the lobsters with a firm grip, on a pair of metal tongs from the backside. Put in the pan head first and cover quickly.

    Wait until the water is back to a full boil and turn down to medium high. Cook for  8 minutes per pound (to get correct cooking times, only take the poundage of one of the lobsters in your pan). So 2 - 2 pound lobsters will boil for 16 minutes.

    Once the lobsters are done boiling, drain and rinse with cold water to stop cooking. 

    Serve with melted butter

Nutrition Facts
How to cook lobster
Amount Per Serving
Calories 145
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.