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Boiled Lobster

Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 lobster)

Ingredients

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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.

  2. 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.