How to Boil a Lobster Recipe

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  • 1 lb lobster (9 to 11 minutes)
  • 1 1/4 lbs lobsters (12 to 14 minutes)
  • 1 1/2 lbs lobsters (14 to 16 minutes)
  • 1 3/4 lbs lobsters (18 to 20 minutes)
  • 2 lbs lobsters (20 to 22 minutes)


  1. HOW TO COOK A LOBSTER:. Place a steamer rack, pasta insert, or bed of seaweed in the bottom of a large pot. Add about 1 inch of water and bring to a boil. Add the lobsters and cook covered until done based on the size of the lobsters according to the above table.
  2. Serve with warm butter and lemon wedges.
  4. Twist off the claws from the body.
  5. Crack the claws with a cracker or pull apart small claw from large claw and pull meat out with hands or pick.
  6. Separate the tail from the body by twisting.
  7. Push tail meat up and out the other end with fingers. You will find a strip of meat on the outer part – pull this off – you can eat it.
  8. Underneath it is the lobster’s digestive tract – you don’t want to eat this part.
  9. Pull the shell off the body of the lobster and underneath you will find the green “tomalley” (the liver) – you probably don’t want to eat this part.
  10. Pull the small claws off the body and suck out the meat.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 3317.35 Kcal (13889 kJ)
Calories from fat 387.74 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 43.08g 66%
Cholesterol 5471.48mg 1824%
Sodium 18223.9mg 759%
Potassium 8616.5mg 183%
Protein 732.4g 1465%
Calcium 3618.9mg 362%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 77 Kcal (322 kJ)
Calories from fat 9 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 66%
Cholesterol 127mg 1824%
Sodium 423mg 759%
Potassium 200mg 183%
Protein 17g 1465%
Calcium 84mg 362%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 69.9
  • 78

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • sugar free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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