Boiled Maine Lobster

© Katherine Stetson

The number of lobsters that can be successfully boiled at one time depends on the size of the lobsters and the size of the pot!  A canning pot works well for 3-4 lobsters.  A soup pot works well for a single lobster.

  • 1 live Maine lobster 1-2 pounds
  • handful of salt

Bring water to a boil in a 4-quart soup pot.  Add a generous amount of salt.  Grab lobster with tongs and plunge it into the water head first.  Cover pot immediately and when the water has returned to a boil, cook the lobster for 10 minutes per pound.

Remove lobster with tongs and serve immediately.

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