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Boiled Lobster Recipe

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This recipe for Boiled Lobster, by , is from Four Generations of Johnson Women, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Mary Louise Knerly
Added: Saturday, October 13, 2007


Live Lobsters (1 per person)
Lemon Wedges

"Plan on at least one lobster per person. Drop live lobsters
(pegged, if possible) into a very large pot of boiling water.
Boil rapidly for 12-15 minutes (depending on size and
hardness of shell; best lobsters are 1-1 1/2 lb. each). Drain.

Serve lobster with melted butter and whatever else you eat
with lobster. I always serve fresh lemon wedges.

For dessert, serve blueberry pie to the hearty eaters and
something very light to those who stuff themselves on

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Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
What wonderful Deer Isle generational
memories we all share. Going to the pound (which I
understand is now defunct) and picking out our very own
lobsters was always a special treat. Sometimes we would
have them prepared "on site" and we'd sit on one of those
rickety picnic tables and watch the sunset. Other times, we'd
take them back to the house and wrestle them into the
largest pot we owned--either venue, it was gastronomic
bliss! MKD




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