How to Reheat Steamed Lobsters

Reheating lobsters is simple and quick.
Reheating lobsters is simple and quick. (Image: Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

Many companies sell pre-cooked lobsters to prevent the necessity for live shipping. There are several ways to re-heat cooked lobsters. Two of the easiest methods are steaming and oven baking. These methods will produce slightly different flavors. Try both re-heating methods to discover the lobster flavor that you prefer. Take care not to overheat the lobster or else you will end up with a tough and stringy flavor. Add whatever desired seasonings, such as salt, pepper, butter and lemon juice.

Things You'll Need

  • Large pot
  • Salt
  • Steamer basket
  • Aluminum foil
  • Butter
  • Cookie sheet

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Steaming Method

Place one and one-half an inch of water in the bottom of a large pot. Add 1 tsp. of salt to the water and bring to a boil.

Place the steamer basket inside the pot. Put the lobsters face down, in the steamer basket. Do not stack the lobsters more than two deep.

Cover the pot and bring it back to a boil. Cook a three pounds of lobsters about 30 minutes. Cook 1 lb. of lobster for about 10 minutes. Remove from the steamer basket and serve immediately, or cool and serve in a cold salad.

Oven Method

Wrap the lobsters individually in aluminum foil. Add a few pats of butter inside the foil. You can also add salt or other seasonings, if desired.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the lobsters on a large cookie sheet.

Cook the lobsters for five to 10 minutes, or until they are heated all the way through.


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