How To Cook A New England Lobster
April 18, 2013
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"If you have never made lobster, this is a guideline of how long to cook them so they are cooked, but not cooked too much. The results will be tender, delicious lobster that you will enjoy time after time. The cook time is after bringing the water to a boil."
Fill a large pot two thirds full with water. Add 1/2 cup of salt per gallon of water, and bring to a boil.
Place the lobster(s) into the boiling water head first. Make sure the head is completely submerged.
Cover the pot, and return to a boil.
Cook lobster according to size:
10 minutes for 1 pound lobster.
13 minutes for 2 pound lobster.
3 additional minutes for each additional pound.
The lobster is fully cooked when the lobster is bright red, and when the antennae pull out easily.
Tips & Variations
- 1 large stock pot