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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Cathy's Lobster Boil

Last Saturday my fried Cathy made a lobster boil dinner. I wanted to bass the recipe along to you because it is easy to make. I also love the secret ingredient of basil, a trick whish was given to Cathy by her father in law. Cathy says it also work well when making shrimp cocktail.

2 lobsters, about 3 pounds each
1 teaspoon salt
1 large pot
4 handfuls of fresh basil

Boil a very large pot of water. You will want enough water to cover the 2 lobsters. To the boiling water add the salt and 1/2 of the basil. Add the lobsters then the other 1/2 of the basil. Bring the water back to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cover the pot and start timing.

Cathy suggests-
1 1/4 pounds will cook approximately 15 minutes
3 pounds will cook 20-25 minutes
these times Cathy likes because the lobster will be firm but not rubbery.

When the cooking time is up run the lobsters under cool water just enough to stop the cooking.
Cathy also suggest having your husband crack open the lobster for you so that you do not ruin you manicure!


Anonymous said...

love it, my friend!!!

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