How to boil lobster


Fill a large pot 2/3 full with fresh or sea water. Bring to a boil. If using fresh water, add a tablespoon of salt per litre of water. Fishers prefer to use natural seawater.


Carefully plunge the lobster/s into the water, head first. Cover, return to a boil, and cook according to the time chart below. The meat will change from opaque to white when cooked and the shell will turn bright red when done.


Remove the lobsters from the pot with tongs and place on a plate to drain and cool.

BENEFITS: Boiling will cook the meat a bit quicker and the meat will slip out of the shell more easily than with steaming.

Lobster Cooking Chart

Use these standard Lobster cooking times based on the weight of your Lobster for perfectly cooked flesh every time!

Weight Boil Steam
8 - 9 mins
10 - 12 mins
9 - 10 mins
12 - 14 mins
600+ gm
10 - 12 mins
14 - 17 -mins

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