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How To Cook A Lobster

Whole raw lobster.

One of the most popular ways to eat a lobster is to eat the meat warm or cold after it has been boiled or steamed.


  1. If the lobster is alive, the kindest way is to place it in the freezer for about an hour to put it to sleep, or immerse it in fresh water.
  2. To cook it whole, or just the tail, bring a large pan of fresh, salted water to a rapid boil, then carefully place the lobster in the boiling water for 15-20 minutes.  Steaming in a steamer pot takes a bit longer to cook but retains flavour and protein.
  3. Remove the lobster with tongs and refresh under ice-cold water to arrest the cooking process.

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