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Easy Boiled Lobster with Lemon Garlic Butter Dip Sauce

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This Easy boiled lobster came out delicious served with lemon garlic butter dipping sauce.
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 55 kcal


  • 1 lobster, (per person, average 1¼ - 1½ pounds each)
  • water
  • salt

Garlic Butter:

  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh chives
  • 1 teaspoon freshly chopped Italian parsley
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice


Boil the Lobster:

  • Pick a large pot, if you do not have one, cook lobsters in batches.
  • Fill a large pot with 1 gallon of water per lobster, or enough to cover the lobster with at least two inches of water. Add about add 2-3 of sea salt for each quart of water. The water should taste salty like seawater.
  • Bring water to a boil over high heat.
  • Place the lobster into the pot, headfirst, completely submerging them and cook for about 7-9 minutes for a 1 ¼ lb lobster or 9-11 minutes for a 1 ½ lb lobster. Cover the pot tightly. When properly cooked, lobster meat is a creamy white color all the way through with no translucent areas.
  • Remove the lobster immediately from the pot to stop the cooking process, then set aside to cool in an ice bath.

Garlic Butter:

  • Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic, parsley, chives, and lemon juice then quickly remove from the heat. Strain before serving if needed.


A 16-quart pot is the perfect size to cook 2-3 lobsters.


Calories: 55kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 11gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 80mgSodium: 270mgPotassium: 126mgSugar: 1gVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 53mgIron: 1mg
Keyword boiled lobster
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