•Lobster meat is sweet and mild and the flesh is tender
•1# Live New England Hardshell Lobsters
Live New England lobsters arrive right at your doorstep and ready to be cooked. Lobster is a refined yet versatile choice for cooking with and makes a wonderful impression on guests. These beautiful New England lobsters arrive to your frost on hold for a day, please be sure to store them properly. Live lobsters can be left for a day, if they are kept refrigerated in an open container, packed in damp seaweed or newspaper. Take care of your lobsters and they will take care of you. Never cook a lobster that has died. Once the wait is over and you are ready to cook, the possibilities for your lobster dinner are endless. Steam them in a large pot and serve with corn on the cob and boiled potatoes. Lobster can be stuffed, grilled, baked or broiled, made into the main course or broken down to be made into luscious appetizers or sandwiches. Although, when you have a whole lobster in front of you, it would almost be a waste to dismantle it before dinner time.
When you receive your delivery of Live Fresh New England Lobster(s) you should remove them from their shipping container, do not destroy the container, and inspect the lobsters. Your lobster(s) should move their tails and claws when handled. Make sure there is plenty of wet material on the bottom of the shipping carton and place the lobsters back in the box, cover them with more wet newspaper and place in the refrigerator until you are ready to cook them. Lobsters can last up to 48 hours if kept cold and wet.
Bring a pot of salted water to a riolling boil, approximatley 1 tablespoon of salt for each quart of water. Place the lobster into the boiling water head and claws first, and start timing when the water comes back to a boil (see Chart below for cooking times).
|Lobster Weight||Cooking Time|
|1 - 1 ¼ lb.||12 - 15 minutes|
|1 ¼ - 2 lb.||15 - 20 minutes|
|2-3 lb.||20 - 25 minutes|
|3-6 lb.||25 - 28 minutes|
|6-7 lb.||28 - 30 minutes|
|8 lb. and over||4 minutes per pound|