Boiled Lobster


  • 1 lobster
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • melted butter
  • lemon wedges optional


  • Fill very large pot with enough water to cover the lobster.
  • Add salt and bring to a boil.
  • Drop the lobster in the boiling water (upside down, head first) and cover quickly.
  • Lower heat to a gentle boil. Cook for 15 minutes for a 3/4 - 1 lb. lobster and 20 minutes for a 1 lb. - 1 1/4lb. lobster.
  • Serve with melted butter and lemon wedges.

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