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.