Cooking Directions

Live Lobster Cooking Directions

Cooking live Maine lobsters are very easy, and best done by boiling. Take a pot large enough to hold the lobsters with room to spare and fill halfway to 2/3s full with water. Salt the water to taste. Bring water to a boil, then place live lobsters in the pot head first. When the water returns to a roiling boil over the lobsters start timing. It will take about 12-15 minutes for hard shell lobsters, 7-8 minutes for soft shell. When done, take out of pot with tongs, and give the lobsters a chance to breathe a few minutes. Once cool enough to handle, start crackin' and enjoy with crackers, butter, or any other condiments you enjoy.