Chatham Fish and Lobster

1291 Main Street
Chatham, MA 02633

485 Route 134
South Dennis, MA 02660

How to Cook Live New England Lobsters

    Cooked New England Lobster
  • Fill a large pot two thirds full with water. Add 1/2 cup of salt per gallon of water and bring to a boil.

  • Place the lobster into the boiling water head first, making sure that it is completely submerged.

  • Cover the pot and return to boil.

  • Cook lobster according to size: 10 minutes for the first pound and 3 additional minutes for for each additional pound.

  • You will know that the lobster is fully cooked when the lobster is bright red and when the antennae pull out easily.

  • For a Cape Cod feast, serve lobster with melted butter and sweet native corn on the cob.