Tuesday, March 1, 2011


...oh boy, now we are speaking my love language.  I recently had the opportunity to dine on said delectable dish and it touched me in all of the right places...enough to write a blog post about it.  See below for instructions on how to cook the delectable little crustacean.

1 tablespoon salt per 1 quart water added
One 2 pound lobsters
1 medium onion, rough chopped (approximately 3/4 inch square)
2 stalks celery, rough chopped
1 tsp cracked peppercorns
2 bay leaves
whole branches of fresh dill (if no dill, substitute tarragon or parsley)

Cover vegetables and seasonings with 1 1/2 inches of water.  Bring to a boil and add the steamer basket with the lobsters in it and cover tightly (screaming might ensue, ignore).  Depending on the size of the lobster will determine how long you need to steam it:

Lobster Weight     Cooking Time
1 - 1 1/4 lb.          10-12 minutes
1 1/4 - 2 lb.          12-18 minutes
2 - 3 lb.                18-25 minutes
3 - 6 lb.                25-40 minutes
6-7 lb.                  40-60 minuest

To test for doneness, pull out an antenna.  If it comes out easily, it's done!  Served best with melted butter.

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