Perfectly Boiled Maine Lobster

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Recipe type: Main Dish
Ingredients
  • Fresh lobsters from Dorr Lobster
Instructions
  1. Fill a large pot with water. Allow 3 quarts of water per 1-1/2 to 2 lbs. of lobster. Add ¼ cup of salt for each gallon of water.

  2. Bring the water to a rolling boil. Put the live lobsters in the pot one at a time, do not cover, and start timing immediately. Stir the lobsters halfway through cooking.

  3. Cooking Times – (based on the lobster-to-water ratio mentioned above)

  4. One pound — 8 minutes
  5. One-1/4 pounds — 9-10 minutes
  6. One-1/2 pounds — 11-12 minutes
  7. One-3/4 pounds — 12-13 minutes
  8. Two pounds — 15 minutes
  9. Two-1/2 pounds — 20 minutes
  10. Three pounds — 25 minutes
  11. Five pounds — 35-40 minutes

 

 

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