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A large bowl with 5 cooked lobsters in the center of a table, set with glasses, candles and bowls of bread.
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Perfectly Boiled Lobsters

You'll need 2 large lobster pots and good tongs to lift them out. You can fit between 3-4 lobsters in a standard sized pot.
Cook Time20 mins
Time to Bring Water to a Boil20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: International
Servings: 5 Lobsters
Calories: 311kcal


  • 5 Lobsters
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil


  • Fill your lobster pots ¾ of the way up with water and let them reach a rolling boil. This can take up to 20 minutes.
  • Once the water is rolling, carefully (and quickly) place 3 lobsters in 1 pot, and 2 in another, head first. Allow them to boil for 18-20 minutes.
  • While your lobsters are boiling, melt your stick of butter and pour in your olive oil. Mix and distribute it between 5 tiny bowls for dipping. The olive oil prevents the butter from hardening once poured into your tiny bowls.


Serving: 1Lobster | Calories: 311kcal | Protein: 21g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 208mg | Sodium: 694mg | Potassium: 252mg | Vitamin A: 565IU | Calcium: 111mg | Iron: 0.3mg