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How to Cook a Lobster Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Susan (Elliott) Harasin
Added: Wednesday, February 9, 2011

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Place lobster in heavily salted water (like the ocean). Enough water to cover lobster. When water returns to a boil, time as follows:

1 lb lobster - 8 - 10 minutes
1-1/4 lb lobster - 10 - 12 minutes
1-1/2 lb lobster - 12 - 15 minutes
2 lb lobster - 16 - 18 minutes
3 lb lobster - 20 - 25 minutes
4 lb lobster - 25 - 28 minutes

Once the lobster is cooked, plunge briefly into cold water to stop cooking. Serve with melted butter. Yum!

Directions:
Directions:
How to Clean a Lobster:

Twist off the claws where it joins the body. Twist off the tail at the point where the last set of legs end. Use scissors up the underside of tail to remove meat.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
When you take your live lobster home, put it in the fridge, bag and all, until you're ready to prepare. DO NOT PUT LOBSTER IN FRESH WATER AS IT WILL DIE.

 

 

 

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