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Jul 19, 2007 06:37 PM

Lobster Help

Wondering if there are any seafood pros who could solve a problem.
Birthday dinner tomorrow-Birthday boy wants lobster,
I have a lobster pot/steamer that would fit the 5- 1 1/2lb lobsters.
Can I steam them all at once? For longer that I would usually steam 2?
And if so-how long? Appriciate the help.

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  1. Yes, you can cook them all in one pot. And, yes, you would cook 5 for the same amount of time you would cook 2.

    1. Thanks Joan. Birthday boy is my 86 year old father and I want it to be perfect.

      1. Steaming, yes - the same,as the temperature of the steam remains relatively constant.
        Boiling, a little longer, as adding the lobsters will drop the temperature. How much?Depends on how much water you have.