How to Cook Lobster

Lobster is a popularly served shellfish. The term is often used for a number of crustaceans. The most popular kinds of lobsters are those with claws. It is often served as part of the main dish in a number of specialty restaurants.

Before cooking lobster, store it in the freezer for 5 to 10 minutes.

Boiling a Lobster


  1. Take a large pot with a lid. Fill the pot with enough water so the lobster is completely underwater when you place it inside.
  2. Add a teaspoon of salt for every liter of water in the pot. Bring the water to a boil.
  3. Place the lobster in the pot and cover it with the lid.
  4. Boil the lobster. The length of time depends on its weight. Give 10 minutes for the first pound. Add 3 minutes for every extra pound. A 2-pound lobster will be fully done in 13 minutes.
  5. Once the lobster is cooked, drain it and serve while hot.


Steaming a Lobster


  1. Arrange the lobster on a steam rack.
  2. Take a large pot and put 2 inches of water in it. Then, add 1 tablespoon of sea salt.
  3. Cover the pot and bring it to a boil.
  4. Place the steam rack in the pot. Cover the pot and bring it to a boil again.
  5. Steam the lobster’s first pound for 14 minutes. Add 3 minutes for every extra pound. A 2-pound lobster takes 17 minutes to steam.
  6. Drain the lobster immediately and serve.


Grilling a Lobster


  1. Boil your lobster for 5 minutes.
  2. Take it from the pot and use a knife to cut it in the middle.
  3. Remove the black vein found in the tail of the lobster.
  4. Take off the green tomalley and the sand sack. These are found behind the eyes of the lobster.
  5. Preheat the grill to medium heat.
  6. Spread melted butter on the lobster’s meat. You can also put some lemon juice on it.
  7. Place the lobster on the grill. The lobster’s meat should be facing up.
  8. Grill the lobster for 8 to 10 minutes and serve.