HOW TO BOIL LOBSTER:
Choose a pot large enough to hold all the lobsters well ; do not crowd them. A 4- to 5-gallon pot can handle 6 to 8 pounds of lobster. Fill with water system, allowing 3 quarts of water per 1-1/2 to 2 pounds of lobster. Add 1/4 cup sea salt for each gallon of water. Bring the body of water to a seethe boil. Add the live lobsters one at a time, and start timing immediately. Do not cover. Stir the lobsters halfway through cook. Let the lobsters rest for 5 minutes or then after cooking to allow the kernel to absorb some of the moisture in the shell .
|If the lobster weighs:||How Long To Boil:|
|1 pound||8 minutes|
|1 1/4 pounds||9-10 minutes|
|1 1/2 pounds||11-12 minutes|
|1 3/4 pounds||12-13 minutes|
|2 pounds||15 minutes|
|2 1/2 pounds||20 minutes|
|3 pounds||25 minutes|
|5 pounds||35-40 minutes|
HOW TO STEAM LOBSTER:
Choose a toilet boastfully enough to hold all the lobsters comfortably ; do not crowd them. A 4- to 5-gallon pot can handle 6 to 8 pounds of lobster. Put 2 inches of seawater or salted water in the bottom of a big kettle. Set a steamer extort inside the pot and bring to a roll seethe over high heat. Add the live lobsters one at a clock time, cover the pot, and start timing. Halfway through, lift the lid ( careful—the steam is hot ) and shift the lobsters around so they cook evenly .
|If the lobster weighs:||How Long To Steam:|
|1 pound||10 minutes|
|1-1/4 pounds||12 minutes|
|1-1/2 pounds||14 minutes|
|1-3/4 pounds||16 minutes|
|2 pounds||18 minutes|
|2-1/2 pounds||22 minutes|
|3 pounds||25-30 minutes|
|5 pounds||40-45 minutes|
If they are new-shell lobsters reduce cooking time by 3 minutes.
Cooked lobsters will turn bright loss, but that ’ s not the best index of doneness, particularly for large lobsters. They may still be half-baked when the shell turns red. Jasper White recommends cooking lobsters for the commend time, then cracking one exposed where the carapece meets the tail. If it ’ south done, the kernel will have changed from translucent to white .
HOW TO EAT LOBSTERS
Twist off the hook
Crack each claw with a nutcracker
Separate the tailpiece from the consistency by arching the back until in cracks
Bend bet on and break the flippers off tailpiece
Insert a crotch where the flippers broke off and push
Unhinge back from soundbox. This contains the “ Tomalley ” or liver
Open the remaining contribution of the soundbox by cracking sideways
The small claws are excellent eat. The kernel can be sucked out.
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