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Lobsters with Melted Butter Recipe

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1.5-2.5 pound lobsters
1 lemon, halved and squeezed
1 tablespoon salt (per quart of water)
1-2 inches of water (1-3 quarts)

melted butter, for dipping

Directions:
Directions:
Humanely kill the lobster by plunging the tip of a sharp knife straight down right behind the lobster's eyes. Alternatively, you can place the lobster in the freezer for 10-30 minutes. Remove bands on claws.

Fill a large lidded pot with with 1-2 inches of water. Squeeze in juice of one lemon and add lemon halves.
Add salt, bring to a simmering boil, and add lobster (be sure to remove rubber bands around claws with scissors before steaming). You can add as many lobsters as you can comfortably fit in the pot with the lid secured.
Cover and steam for 15-20 minutes until bright red. Lobsters will be very hot when done, do not touch with bare hands. Serve with a side of melted butter.

1 1/2 lb lobsters usually take 15 minutes, 2 1/2 lb lobsters take 20 minutes. Lobsters are done if you can easily pull off antennas with no resistance

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Nana loved lobster and we had many happy lobster meals together. When we lived in Delaware, we had an arrangement with Nana and Pop Pop. Because we were so close to the ocean, lobster was often very cheap. If it hit $3.99/pound, who ever saw the deal would purchase enough for a party and invite the others over - instant lobster fest!

 

 

 

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