Method 2: Cooking Lobster Completely to Serve Whole (Hot or Cold), or in Salads


Put the lobsters in a pot and pour cold water over them to cover by 6 inches. Turn the heat to high and cook until the water is about to boil. Turn off the heat and let the lobster sit according to the times below. Then remove the lobsters. For cold lobster meat, put the lobsters in a colander and cover with ice to cool them down and stop their cooking.

  • 1-pound lobsters: 7 minutes
  • 2-pound lobsters: 12 minutes
  • 3-pound lobsters: 20 minutes