How to Boil a Lobster

Boil a Lobster based on Size

Boil the lobsters for 10-20 minutes or longer, depending on the size of the lobster.

Size of Lobster

  • 8 minutes for 1 lb lobster.
  • 10 mins for 1 1/4 lb Lobster.
  • 12-18 minutes for a 1 1/2 pound lobster.
  • 18-23 minutes for a 2-3 pound lobster.

The lobsters should be a bright vivid red color when done.