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How to Cook Lobster at Home

Lobster is most definitely my favorite food on the planet! I could literally eat it everyday and would love to live on the coast to do so!

Lobster is a staple in our home for special occasions like Birthdays, Anniversaries & New Year’s Eve Dinner!

My all-time favorite way to cook lobster is boil it whole. Don’t mess with the amazing taste of lobster all on it’s own!

Type: Seafood Recipe
Serve With: Melted garlic butter & lemon wedges
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: Approximately 15 minutes
Yield: 1 lobster per person


  • 1 whole live lobster
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 tsp peppercorns
  • lemon wedges – to serve
  • melted butter – to serve


  1. Bring a large stock pot of water to a boil with peppercorns & bay leaves.
  2. Carefully put lobsters into boiling water, cover with lid and bring back to a boil.
  3. Once it comes back to a boil, boil for an additional 10 minutes until lobsters are bright red in color and you can determine if the front leg is loose enough that it seems it can be jiggled off easily.
  4. Snip of elastics off claws and serve on a platter.
  5. Enjoy dipped into melted butter and lemon wedges.

* Tip: You will need lots of paper towels and a large bowl for shells to discard.


I hope you enjoy this New Year’s Eve Recipe on Cooking with Kimberly! Until next time…

Eat Deliciously & Happy New Year!

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Author: Kimberly Turner

Kimberly Turner is the web-chef behind CookingWithKimberly.com. Food writer, food consultant and general lover of the delicious treats on our planet, Kimberly brings you hearty content, delicious offerings, fun antics, and some down-home cooked love with her mom making cameos. Internet entrepreneur and marketer, International model, and Editor-in-Chief of a number of online publications. Be a Champion in Your Kitchen & Eat Deliciously!

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