Boiled Lobster with Drawn Butter
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- Live lobsters
- ¼ cup salt
- ½ cup butter
When choosing your lobsters, you will want to pick the most lively lobsters you can! Stick your lobster in the refrigerator as soon as you get home until you are ready to use it. Fill a stock pot with water and add your salt, then bring to a rolling boil.
In the meantime, add your butter to a sauce pan and heat on medium heat until melted. Remove from heat and let the butter set and it will separate. Skim any solids from the top, then pour the transparent butter into dipping dishes, careful to not re-mix the butter with the milk solids.
When you are ready to boil your lobster, you can either kill it by severing it’s nervous system by slicing along the grid on the head (watch the video for a demo), or just toss them in head down. If you are just tossing it in, hold it from it’s back and clip the claw restraints off with scissors first. You will want to boil it for 8-10 minutes for the first pound, then an additional 3 minutes per additional pound. It should be bright red!