Perfect Steamed Lobster

Recipe submitted by: Amy Pickett

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How to perfectly cook lobster for your special dinner.
cook 10min
cook 12-14min
cook 2

What's in it


(2) 1/2 to 2 pound American lobsters (live)
4 cups water
1 whole lemon quartered
4 ounces melted butter

How to cook it


  • Lay the lobsters on a half sheet pan and place in the freezer for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Pour the water into a 12-quart pot, set a steamer basket in the pot, cover and place over high heat and bring to a boil.
  • Add the lobsters, cover and steam for 12 to 14 minutes.
  • Carefully remove lobsters from the pot using tongs.
  • Transfer to a platter and cool for 5 minutes.
  • Serve with lemon wedges, melted butter, lobster or nutcracker, kitchen shears and a bib.

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