How to cook a lobster

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Difficulty

Medium 👍
10
min.
Preparation
0
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-1+
lobster
ice
salt
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • large pot
  • cutting board
  • knife
  • slotted spoon
  • large bowl

Nutrition per serving

Cal
140
Protein
24g
Fat
1g
Carb
2g

Step 1/3

  • salt
  • large pot

Bring a large pot of water to boil over high heat. Salt generously.

Step 2/3

  • 1 lobster
  • cutting board
  • knife

Place the lobster on a cutting board and stun it with a hard blow to the head using the back of a knife. Drop the lobster headfirst into boiling water, then cover, and bring back to a full boil. Uncover and simmer for approx. 4 min.

Step 3/3

  • slotted spoon
  • large bowl

Meanwhile, prepare an ice bath in a large bowl. Remove the lobster from the pot with a slotted spoon and transfer to the ice bath to prevent cooking further. Once cool enough to handle, remove the rubber bands from the claws, and enjoy!