How to Boil Lobster

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How to Boil Lobster Tails
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The first thing to do is to choose great lobster. Most sources will have lobster tails available, separated from the whole lobster, and some (like us!) will even have lobster tail halves already split and prepared. At World Port Seafood, we have both. Lobster tails are  sweet and succulent when they’re frozen straight from the ocean and offer effortless cooking. Our wild-caught lobster tails are sustainably harvested from only the choicest, responsible fisheries in and around the icy cold waters surrounding Maine to offer you a taste that’s guaranteed in a class all their own. We take care and great pride to freeze each tail moments after catch so you can enjoy the most all-natural, ocean-fresh flavors in the comfort of your own home. Here’s how to boil lobster:


Thawing Lobster

Typically, for best results, World Port Seafood recommends thawing your frozen seafood gradually in the refrigerator overnight. For faster thawing, you can place each individually wrapped lobster tail in cold water for 30-60 minutes, replacing the water after 30 minutes to maintain the cold temperature. As luck would have it, however, if you’ve decided to boil lobster, you can take them straight from the freezer to the stovetop. And since each comes individually vacuum-sealed, you need only to remove as many as you wish to cook from the freezer. That’s the convenience of World Port Seafood at work!


Boiling Lobster

How to boil lobster is simply a matter of patience. Bring 2 quarts of water to boil in a large saucepan. Remove each frozen lobster tail from its individual plastic wrap and place in the boiling water. When the water begins to boil once more, reduce the heat to a simmer and cook the tails for 12-15 minutes. Once you see that the meat is pearly and opaque you can remove them from the pot and enjoy. Dinner, as they say, is served.


Other Ways to Cook Lobster

Read our easy guides on other ways to cook lobster here: