Saltwater Steamed Lobster

Yield:  8 servings


  • 8 lobsters, as large as you like
  • Fresh water
  • Sea salt


  1. Find a pot large enough to fit all the lobsters in.
  2. Pour about 1 inch of water into it.
  3. Add a handful of salt.
  4. Taste the water, it should remind you of a day at the beach and be pleasingly salty.
  5. Bring to a boil.
  6. To avoid nicks and cuts pull on a pair of cleaning gloves or other hand protection.
  7. Grasp the two legs of the lobster, cross them and hold them tightly.
  8. This will immobilize them as you slip the rubber bands off the claws.
  9. Drop them into the steaming water. 
  10. Cover with a tight fitting lid and steam for 12 to 15 minutes.
  11. Remove from pot and when they are cool enough to handle, remove the meat from the tail, claws and knuckles.
  12. Have fun!