How To Boil Lobster

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Chef Jim Davis for Harris Teeter shows us how to boil a lobster.

    Jim Davis: Hi! Chef Jim Davis here for Harris Teeter. I'm going to show you now how to boil a lobster. I've got a big pan. This is actually a canner that's got about 8 inches of water in it. We want to make sure that we have enough water to completely cover the lobsters as they go in. Pick them up, and put them in, grab back by the tail. And drop them in, head first. And now we're going to do the little guy.

    These lobsters will boil ten minutes for the first lobster and three minutes for each additional lobster and that will mean a total of 13 minutes for these two guys.

    Okay, our lobsters have finished cooking. Now they've been in boiling water for 13 minutes. So we're going to take them out. Remove them from the boiling water, and set them down, and let them cool.

    All ready, you've removed them from the water after they've cooked the amount of time that we've talked about ten minutes for the first lobster, three minutes for the second lobster, so a total of 13 minutes for the two.

    But you also want to make sure that this bright orangish red color when you take them out, we'll let them cool now.

    So that's how you boil a lobster. Up next, how to segment a lobster and get ready for service.