How to Reheat Steamed Lobsters

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

Steaming Method

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

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