Victor Protasio
Active Time
N/A
Total Time
1 HR 10 MIN
Yield
Serves : 6 (with lefrovers)

Lobsters are about 30 percent meat by weight, so go for the slightly larger 1 1/2-pound ones, and plan for about two lobsters per person for the weekend. Look for lobsters from Maine, which are harvested sustainably. Standard 12-quart stockpots hold only three to four lobsters, so use a 16-quart pot, like the Le Creuset Lobster Stockpot ($160, ), which holds six to eight.

How to Make It

Step

Bring 2 inches of water to a boil in a 16-quart stockpot over high. Add 3 ears corn in a single layer, and top with 6 lobsters. Cover and steam until lobster shells are bright red and you can distinctly smell cooked lobster in the air, 14 to 16 minutes. Remove cooked lobsters and corn to a rimmed baking sheet. Return the water to a boil, and repeat with remaining 3 ears corn and 6 lobsters. Serve lobster tails, crusher claws, and corn with melted salted butter.

Notes

Save shells and legs for stock. Save knuckles and pincer claws for lobster rolls.

You May Like

DELICIOUS DEAL

12 ISSUES FOR JUST $12

Sign Up for Our Newsletter

Keeping you in the know on all the latest & greatest food and travel news, and other special offers.