How to Cook Two-Pound Lobsters

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When choosing a live lobster to purchase, look for one that is lively. When you straighten its tail, it should curl back promptly. The problem, of course, comes when you try to put your lively lobster into a pot of boiling water. The key is to stun it long enough to get it in without a lot of drama, and then get the water back to boiling as quickly as possible.

Things You'll Need

  • Large pot

Boiling Lobster

  • Fill a large pot with enough water to cover the lobster. Bring the water to a rolling boil.

  • Stun the lobster prior to cooking. Place it inside the freezer for three to four minutes so that it won't fight when it goes into the water.

  • Place the lobster head first into the boiling water so that it is completely submerged. Cover the pot to bring the water back to a boil. Boil lobster for 10 minutes for the first pound and three minutes each additional pound. A 2-pound lobster needs 13 minutes to fully cook. Remove the lobster from the water and serve promptly.

Steam Lobster

  • Fill a large pot with 2 inches of water. Using a rack is optional. If you choose to use one, insert it now. Bring the water to a rapid boil.

  • Stun the lobster prior to cooking by placing it in a freezer for three to four minutes.

  • Place the lobster in the pot. Cover the pot to bring the water back to a boil. When the water is boiling, time cooking to 13 minutes for the first pound and three for each additional pound. A 2-pound lobster needs 16 minutes of steaming to be cooked through. Remove the lobster and serve promptly.

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