Lobster FAQ's

August 22, 2017

How many live lobsters make a pound of meat? On average, approximately six 1-pound live lobsters equal a pound of meat. 
 
How many cups of lobster meat are in one pound? Approximately two cups of meat.

How to steam lobster: Put about 2 inches of salted water in a large pot. Bring water to a rolling boil. Put lobster in pot, bring to a boil again. Allow 18 minutes for 1 to 1¼ pound lobster and 20 minutes for 1½ pound lobster. If lobster is soft shell, reduce cooking by 3 minutes.

How to boil lobster: Fill a large pot three-quarters full of salted water. Bring water to a rolling boil. Put lobster in pot, bring to a boil again. Lower heat, cover and simmer about 15 minutes for 1 to 1¼ pound lobster and 20 minutes for 1½  - 2 pound lobster. If lobster is soft shell, reduce cooking by 3 minutes.

How to grill lobster: Place lobster shell side down on grill. Grill 5 minutes on medium heat. Turn tails, grill on other side for 6 to 7 minutes.  Baste meat with melted butter.

Boiling vs. Steaming: Boiling is simple, and makes the meat easier to remove from the shell. Steaming preserves a little more flavor, and makes it less likely you’ll overcook the meat.

Cooking Lobster:
1 lb.        - Boil 8 min.         - Steam 10 min.
1 ¼ lb.    - Boil 9-10 min.     - Steam 12 min.
1 ½ lbs.  - Boil 11-12 mins.  - Steam 14 mins.
1 ¾ lbs.  - Boil 12-13 mins.  - Steam 16 mins.
2 lbs.      - Boil 15 mins.      - Steam 18 mins.

 

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