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How to tell if a lobster is fully cooked.

Boiling a lobster may seem simple. That’s because it is! But we have a few tips to ensure that your lobster is always cooked to perfection.

Here’s how you do it

  • Step1

    After cooking for the recommended time (usually 8-10 minutes for a 1-pound lobster), place your lobster belly-down on a cutting board.

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  • Step2

    Inspect the shell. It should be bright red. Using a chef’s knife, split the shell where the tail meets the body.

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  • Step3

    If the meat is white, the lobster is fully cooked. If it’s still translucent, back into the pot it goes.

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