Boiled Maine Lobster

Course : Seafoods
Serves: 2
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1 quart water
2 tablespoons salt per 1 quart water
2 medium live maine lobsters {1 to 1 1/2 lb. each}
1/2 Cup melted butter or real mayonnaise

Preparation / Directions:

1. Fill large pot with sufficient water to cover lobsters; add salt and bring to rapid boil. 2. Grasp lobsters firmly just behind the claws and plunge headfirst into boiling water; allow water to boil again after putting in each lobster. 3. Lower heat, cover pot, and simmer 15 minutes for 1-pound lobsters, 20 minutes for 1 1/2 to 2-pound lobsters, 40 minutes for very large lobsters. 4. Remove from pot, split lobsters, and serve hot with melted butter, or chill and serve cold with mayonnaise.

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