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Old 09-03-2011, 04:32 PM   #1
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Cajun lobster boil?

Wondered if anyone had tried boiling lobster the same way you would crawfish. If you have, when would you cut the heat on a 1-1.5# lobster so it can "soak"? Is it a bad idea to soak or even cook them this way?

Aside from cost/great taste of lobster as is, what do you think?

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Old 09-03-2011, 04:42 PM   #2
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boiled lobster is a classic. typically it's x minutes + y minutes per pound. done it multiple times but I don't recall the time factors.

we used to live close by a seafood wholesaler - it had gigantic tanks in the back "by size(lbs)" - he'd point you in the right direction and you went and plucked out your own . . . prices were great; then they discovered retail - put in a counter & seating and hoisted the prices to the other side of the moon.....

no "soaking" - into boiling pot, out of pot, eat.
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Old 09-03-2011, 04:50 PM   #3
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Thanks, DC!
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Old 09-03-2011, 04:50 PM   #4
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Good question, Al.
Let us know if you suck the head ;^)
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Old 09-03-2011, 06:03 PM   #5
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so I went and looked . . ,.

5 minutes (for the first one lb) + 3 minutes for each additional pound starting at two.

Joy of Cooking - works for me, never needed to try anything else....
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Old 09-04-2011, 09:46 AM   #6
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I don't see why it wouldn't be good. I've used the same Maryland crab steaming method for spiny lobster tails. Either to be served in the style of a shrimp cocktail or in a cold lobster salad.

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