How Long Do I Cook Lobster???

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by takingstock, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. takingstock

    takingstock

    Messages:
    122
    Likes Received:
    13
    Exp:
    At home cook
    How do I cook live lobsters?

    Last night I cooked 2 lobsters ~ 1.8 pounds each.    I put them in a large pot of boiling water and cooked for a total of 11 minutes.  The info for this cooking time came from "www.".  It took maybe 5 minutes to bring it back to a boil after adding the creatures.

    IMO they were over done ...the tails were tough.  My gut was maybe 7 -8 minutes total....
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 22, 2014
  2. nicko

    nicko Founder of Cheftalk.com Staff Member

    Messages:
    4,106
    Likes Received:
    188
    Exp:
    Former Chef
  3. ed buchanan

    ed buchanan

    Messages:
    3,355
    Likes Received:
    44
    Exp:
    Culinary Instructor
    Were they Maine Lobsters  or spiny lobsters?
     
  4. takingstock

    takingstock

    Messages:
    122
    Likes Received:
    13
    Exp:
    At home cook
    Publix /img/vbsmilies/smilies/smile.gif     from the tank.
     
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2012