How to Boil Lobster

boiled lobster

boiled lobster

What’s more fun than a summer lobster boil?! Break out the biggest pot you’ve got!


  • 3 gallons water
  • 1 head of garlic, peeled and cut in half
  • 2 lemons, quartered
  • 4 tbsp. sea salt
  • 2 fresh live lobsters


  1. Pour the water into a large pot and add the garlic, lemons,  and salt.
  2. Bring to a rolling boil.
  3. Toss the lobsters in and boil for 20-25 minutes depending on how large they are. I’d say 20 minutes per pound and then 5 minutes per additional pound.
  4. They will turn a very bright color.
  5. Remove the lobsters from the pot, and place in a colander.
  6. Give a quick rinse with cold water.
  7. Serve with drawn butter or garlic butter!

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