To boil Lobsters to eat cold the common way

Method

Take them alive or dead, lay them in cold water to make the claws tuff, and keep them from breaking off; then have a kettle over the fire with fair water, put in it as much bay-salt, as will make it a good strong brine, when it boils scum it, and put in the Lobsters, let them boil leisurely the space of half an hour or more according to the bigness of them, being well boil’d take them up, wash them, and then wipe them with beer and butter; and keep them for your use.

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