Boiled Lobsters


This page includes a recipe and tips for cooking American lobsters.


2 American lobsters
sea salt as required

Prep Notes:

Wash lobsters, but do not allow them to sit in fresh water.

Before boiling, euthanize lobsters by inserting a large knife thru the head.

A general rule for cooking time is 7-10 minutes for the first pound and 2-3 minutes for each additional pound.


  1. Fill water in large pot 3/4 full.
  2. Add 1/2 cup salt per gallon of water. Bring to rapid boil.
  3. Euthanize lobsters and carefully put in boiling water.
  4. Boil until done (see prep notes).
  5. Remove lobsters and drain.
  6. Open tails and crack claws.

Servings: 2
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

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