Boiled Lobster Recipe -
Boiled Lobster Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Boiled Lobster

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"I learned this style of cooking from my mother-in-law. This recipe will work with crawfish or shrimp. You can add as many lobsters as you want, but cook no more than two at a time."

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Original recipe makes 2 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    45 mins


  1. Pour the water into a large pot and add the onions, garlic, lemons, oranges, celery, black pepper, seasoned salt and jalapeno peppers. Bring to a full rolling boil and boil for 20 minutes.
  2. Add the lobsters and place a lid over the pot. Boil for 15 minutes (depending on the size of your lobsters). Remove the lobsters from the pot, and place in a colander under cool running water to stop the cooking. Serve.
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  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the boil ingredients. The actual amount of the boil ingredients consumed will vary.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 01, 2008

Good recipe but if you are cooking Pacific lobster, as opposed to Maine lobster, shorten the cooking time to 10 minutes or the lobster will be a little tough.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 04, 2008

It tasted like regular lobster. It seemed like a waste of all the other ingredients.


24 Ratings

Dec 30, 2007

This was great! The lobsters came out really good. The only thing I messed up was that I started up the water kind of late during dinner. Well, that amount of water takes quite a bit of time to start boiling! That's my bad - the recipe relly is perfect.

Jan 09, 2007

Great recipe! Yummy!

Mar 19, 2010

Interesting additions... Do all those ingredients really change the flavor of one of the best tasting foods in the world? We'll try it... Cooking lobster tonight. FYI, boiling small, Maine lobsters ("chickens") takes way less time. Put'm in boilin' water --- bring pot back to full boil for 5 minutes. Then kill the burner but keep the chickens in the water for another 5 -- sweet and juicy.

Sep 03, 2007

Really tasteful and very flavorful. My girlfriend loved it. We served it with Carolina's Mashed Potatoes and drawn, sweet cream butter.

Feb 18, 2009

Boiled a whole lot of crab but first time for lobster taste was great but I think the cook time is a little long ours came to the plate a little chuy Thanks for the recipe

Nov 24, 2008

Skipped the jalapenos, not my favorite fruit! Otherwise, it came out excellent, particularly for my first "live" lobster boil!


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  • Calories
  • 793 kcal
  • 40%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 77 g
  • 25%
  • Cholesterol
  • 383 mg
  • 128%
  • Fat
  • 5.2 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 18.5 g
  • 74%
  • Protein
  • 117.7 g
  • 235%
  • Sodium
  • 7793 mg
  • 312%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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