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Learn how to boil a lobster
Boiling a Lobster is not as hard as you might think. If you can boil a pot of water, then you can cook a live lobster. It's important that you begin with a live lobster. If the lobster is already dead, it may not cook properly.
Boiling a lobster is the most common method of preparation and we'll show you how to do it step-by-step below.
Make a tasty cooking broth by combining the water, thyme, & bay leaves in a big pot. Squeeze the lemon juice into the water & then drop in the empty rinds. Bring the pot up to a high boil.
Clip the rubber bands off the live lobster.
Pick up Lobster and quickly place head first in boiling water.
Cover, and boil for 15 mins. The lobster shells will be bright red & the the tails will be curled when they are done.
The lobster is done when it turns red
Lobster is done.
While the lobsters cook, make the lemon butter. Heat the butter in a small pot over low heat. Warm it up gently so the milk solids begin to cook and sink to the bottom of the pot, Keep a close watch because once the milk solids collect and fall, they burn really easily. Strain the clear butter into a small serving cup, leaving the solids behind, and give a squeeze of lemon juice.
Lobster Cooking Times
For boiling or steaming a lobster
How Do I Know When The Lobster Is Cooked?
Lobsters will turn their characteristic bright red color well before the meat is thoroughly cooked inside. Follow these easy tips to ensure that the lobster is cooked.
Other helpful resources:
Easiest Way to Cook Lobster - Learn the easiest to cook lobster.
Easiest Way to Eat Lobster - Learn the easiest way to eat lobster.
Lobster Tail Recipe - Recipes for lobster tails.
Lobster Butter - Learn how to make clarified butter for lobster.
Frozen Lobster Tails - Learn what to buy and how to cook frozen lobster tails.
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