3 Ways To Cook Lobster

Want to impress Dad by doing lobster tomorrow? Here are three ways to cook it, because if your Dad is anything like ours, he’s a lobster guy…

How to Boil Lobster

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Step 1: Bring a large pot of very salty water to a boil.

Step 2: When the water is boil, add the lobsters head first into the water. When the water comes back to a boil, time the cooking.

1 Pound Lobster: 12-14 minutes

1.5 Pound Lobster: 14-18 minutes

2 Pound Lobster or bigger: 20-25 minutes

Step 3: Remove lobsters from the pot, cool slightly before eating.

How to Grill Lobster


Step 1: Split the lobster tails lengthwise down the middle.

Step 2: Brush with Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Sprinkle with Kosher Salt and Smoked Paprika.

Step 3: Place lobster tails on a medium-high heat grill with the meat facing up. Close the grill, cook for 8-9 minutes until the shells have turned bright red and the meat is white and opaque. Serve with lemon wedges.

How to Cook Lobster Tail in the Oven

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2 Lobster Tails, split down the middle lengthwise

2 tablespoons Butter

2 Garlic Cloves, smashed

1 tablespoon Parsley, chopped

Salt, to taste

Pepper, to taste


Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a small saucepan, combine butter and garlic over medium heat. Once butter is melted, cook for 1 minute and remove from heat. Let sit for 5 minutes. Season the the lobster tails with salt and pepper to taste. Brush generously with the garlic butter. Place in a baking dish, flesh side up. Cover with foil, bake for 20-25 minutes. Meat should be opaque and firm.  Remove the lobster tails from the oven. Sprinkle chopped parsley and serve with lemon wedges.

Photographed by Alli Shepherd.