How to steam lobster


Add 2 inches (50 ml) of salted water to a large stock pot. Fit a steam rack into the bottom. Cover and bring to a boil.  


Add the lobsters one at a time, and be sure not to overcrowd the pot. Cover, and cook according to the time chart below.  


Like most seafood, it’s preferred that you undercook lobsters a little and let them rest a few minutes before serving. Seafood will continue to cook after being removed from the heat. 

BENEFITS: More tender meat, harder to overcook. 

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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