Find yourself a pot large enough to fully submerge the lobster. If you are cooking two lobsters in the same pot, wait for the water to come back to a boil before adding the second one. Do not cook more than two at a time. If you would like to cook the lobsters in salt water, add 25 ml (about 1 1/2 tbsp) salt per litre of water. To determine the cooking time, allow 12 minutes for the first 450 g (1 lb.) and add 1 minute per additional 125 g (1/4 lb.).
- Once the water begins to boil, grab the lobster by its back. The rubber bands are to prevent the lobster from using its claws and make it easier to handle. You should leave them in place until the lobster is cooked.
- Submerge the lobster in the boiling water, head first. Immediately cover the pot and wait until the water comes back to a boil before starting your timer. Cook over medium heat. Consult the chart at the top of the page to determine how long to cook your lobster based on its weight.
- Once the lobster is cooked, remove it from the water using tongs or a skimmer. Place it on a cutting board and let cool before shelling.