Boiled Lobster

Lobsters can be steamed or boiled. If there is a black nasty ichor on the inside, it is underdone. Overdone lobsters get chewy, even inedibly so.

Use fresh seawater, or else water salted with 1 T salt per quart of water.

Start measuring time when the water is boiling again. For this reason, it is best to use a pot that is much bigger than the lobsters, so the water does not get cooled too much by the lobsters.

Name

Chicken

Quarter

Select

Jumbo

Weight

0.75 - 1 lb

1 - 1.25 lb

1.5 - 2 lb

3-5 lb

Boil

5-6

7-8

9-10

15-20

Steam

6-8

9-10

10-12

18-25