Steamed Lobster

Steamed Lobster

The meat from steamed lobsters is more tender and flavorful than boiled lobsters and with only a few inches of water, it's a much faster method.
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  • Serves: 2 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Place a trivet or steaming basket in a large stockpot and add 1 1/2 to 2 inches of water and the salt.
  3. Step 3

    Bring the water to a full boil. Grasp a lobster around the abdomen, behind the claws, and lower it into the pot, head-first. Put the second lobster in the pot. Immediately cover the pot and let the lobsters steam for about 10 minutes for 1-pound lobsters, 12 minutes for 1 1/4 pound lobsters, or 14 minutes for 1 1/2-pound lobsters. Increase another 2 minutes for every 1/4-pound over 1 1/2 pounds. 
  4. Step 4

    Remove the lobsters with tongs and let them stand for 5 minutes before cracking. Serve the lobsters with melted butter and lemon wedges, if desired.