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What is the appropriate boiling time for lobster?

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It takes 8 minutes to boil a 1-pound lobster, 15 minutes for a 2-pound lobster and 25 minutes for a 3-pound lobster. Base the cooking time on the weight of the individual lobsters and not the collective weight, if cooking more than one at the same time.

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What is the appropriate boiling time for lobster?
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Use salted water when boiling lobsters so that they retain a slight taste of the ocean. The pot used to boil the lobsters must be large enough so that the shellfish aren't too crowded, and it should contain roughly 3 quarts of water for each 1.5 to 2 pounds of lobster that will go into it.

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