All of our lobsters are "+ Genuine Weight." + Genuine Weight means you will always receive at least the weight of the lobster you pay for. + Genuine Weight Lobsters are only available from LobstersNewEngland.com.

Cooking Your Live Lobsters

When you receive your live Maine lobsters, store them in the fridge until you are ready to cook them. We recommend the fruit/vegetable bins for storage. You should cook your lobsters either the day you receive them or the following day.

When you are ready to cook your lobsters, boil a few inches of water in a large pot with a pinch of salt.

Once the water has come to a rolling boil, drop your lobsters into the pot and cover the pot with a lid to steam.

Average cooking time is 12 minutes for the first pound and 3 minutes per additional pound. For example, a 2 pound lobster would steam in 15 minutes.

When a lobster is fully cooked, the antennas will come off when given a firm tug. The tail meat should be white all the way through and not gray or clear.

Serve with drawn butter and enjoy!

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