Live American Lobster


1 - Pot of Water
? - Live Lobster(s)

* Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Use enough water to cover the lobsters.
* Drop lobsters in head first. They die instantly.
* As the water comes back to a boil, reduce the heat. A good simmer is what you want.
* Cook two 1 ½ pound lobsters for 10 to 12 minutes. Four to six lobsters should cook no more than 12 to 14 minutes. Cook larger lobsters (3 to 5 lbs.) for the same amount of time.
* Remove from the water, drain for a moment, and serve immediately.
* If you would rather eat them cold, immerse them in ice water straight from the pot and chill for about 15 to 20 minutes.
* Lobster can also be steamed above boiling water if you prefer. It will take a couple of minutes longer in time.
* Important: When steaming 6 or more lobsters in a single pot, be sure to rotate the lobsters on the bottom of the steamer with the top ones for even cooking.
* Another option is to boil lobsters for about 5 minutes. Remove from water, split totally in half and brush the insides with melted butter. Place the shell side down on the grill and cook for about 5 more minutes.
* Serve all lobsters with melted butter, which I prefer not to clarify.
* Pour a glass of your favorite wine and enjoy!

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