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Cooking Lobster

Cooking Lobster - Easy Instructions on How to Cook a Lobster

Many people have questions about cooking lobsters :

  • Is it difficult to cook lobster? No, cooking lobster is easy.
  • Does it take a long time to cook lobster? No, cooking lobster is not time consuming.
  • Is there a lot of clean up when cooking lobster? No, there is minimal clean-up when you cook lobster.
  • How do I cook lobster? Continue reading, we give full instructions on cooking lobsters. explains in detail how to cook lobster and steamed clams . We take all the guesswork out of cooking lobsters. Popular ways to cook lobster are steaming and boiling.

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How to Cook Lobster – Boiling

Put 6 inches of water in a 12-14 quart pot. When cooking lobster, it is important to bring water to a full boil. Add 1/4 cup of salt and drop lobster in head-first. Bring water to a boil again, continue cooking lobster and then reduce heat to medium.

Cooking lobster by size:

  • 1 lb. lobster - cook lobster for 12 minutes
  • 1.5 lb. lobster - cook lobster for 15-18 minutes
  • 2 lb lobster - cook lobster for 10-22 minutes


Once the shell is bright red, remove lobsters from water and serve with melted butter.

How to Cook Lobster – Steaming


Using a 10qt. pot, add an inch of water and add salt. Place something with holes in the bottom of the pot so the lobster never actually sits in the water. Bring water to rapid boil, add the lobsters. Cover pot.

Cooking lobster by size:

  • Under 2 lbs - cook lobster for 10-12 minutes
  • 2 lbs. and over - cook lobster for 15-20 minutes


After cooking lobster for recommended time shut off heat and let stand for 5 minutes.

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