Boiled Lobster

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4 servings (serving size: 1 lobster)


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3 gallons water
3/4 cup salt
4 (1 1/2-pound) live Maine lobsters


Bring water and salt to a boil in a 5-gallon stockpot. Add lobsters. Cover and cook 12 minutes or until shells are bright orange-red and tails are curled.

Note: Four 1 1/2-pound lobsters yield about four cups of cooked lobster meat. Most of the lobsters we used were between 1 1/4 pounds and 1 1/2 pounds. If you can't get or don't want to use live lobsters, use frozen tails. Six six-ounce tails, which you should steam for eight minutes, yield about two cups cooked meat.

Created date

January 1999

Nutritional Information

Calories 111
Caloriesfromfat 6 %
Fat 0.7 g
Satfat 0.1 g
Monofat 0.2 g
Polyfat 0.1 g
Protein 23.2 g
Carbohydrate 1.5 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Cholesterol 82 mg
Iron 0.5 mg
Sodium 2189 mg
Calcium 70 mg