How to Steam Lobster

Steaming LobsterWhen you order fresh live Maine lobster from Cape Porpoise Lobster Co., we can assure you that you’re in for a delicious meal. However, if you’re a lobster newbie you may need some help with the basics of lobster cooking. Luckily, we’re here to help.

Here’s how to steam lobster:

First, make sure to choose a pot with plenty of room. If the lobsters are crowded together, the heat won’t circulate evenly, and you’ll wind up with some lobsters that are underdone and some that are overdone. A 4- or 5-gallon pot can handle 6 to 8 pounds of lobster.

Place a couple of inches of salted water into the pot. Set a steaming rack inside the pot and bring to a boil over high heat.

Then, using tongs, lower live lobsters one at a time into the pot and close the lid. Here’s a handy guide to how long you should cook the lobster, depending on the weight. Make sure to start the timer as soon as you close the lid!

How do you know when your lobster is done? Cooked lobsters turn bright red, but that’s not the best indicator that your lobster is fully cooked. Crack a lobster open where the carapace and the tail meet. If it’s done, the meat will have changed from translucent to white.

Now that you know how to steam your lobster, it’s time to place an order. Call Cape Porpoise Lobster Co. at 1-800-967-4268 today and have fresh Maine lobster delivered to your door in 24 hours or less! Check our blog often for more tips and delicious recipes!