im cooking lobster and i would like to know how long it takes to boil it??

im using butter, garlic powder, lemon juice/lemon, and a splash of wine.

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Shuna L. September 7, 2014
Fifteen minutes per pound is too much. It doesn't make sense if you scale up or in multiples of lobsters to water ratio. A quick google search led me to this insighteful Maine website : http://www.newenglandprovisions.com/mainelobsterrecipes/boiledmainelobster.html

Instead of thinking about how many minutes per pound, you may also want to consider how you will eat it when it emerges from the pot. To this question, I submit a chef I worked for many years ago, whose method works wonders for lobster ~ http://www.nytimes.com/2002/04/10/dining/a-chef-invents-a-lobster-dish-and-pots-start-boiling-all-over.html

I am a big fan of the latter method because, although it may seem complicated, you get one hell of a sweet, tender, succulent lobster! And isn't that's what the $ is spent on them for? I like to say a little something (word of thanks/prayer/what have you} before placing my live animals into their boiling death, but that bears no bearing on the flavor.
 
KarenO September 7, 2014
15 minutes a pound from the point of boiling. Enjoy!
 
Horto September 7, 2014
you can't really say that
steaming?boiling?
 
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