Your Guide to Cooking with Maine Lobster

Tips, Tricks, and Delicious Recipes

You don't need to be a gourmet chef to enjoy Maine Lobster. We have the step-by-step instructions and recipes you need to get started, all with ingredients and cookware you likely already have at home.

Of course, you will need fresh Lobster from Maine, too! Check out our suppliers and have Maine Lobster shipped right to your door.

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Lobster Types

Maine Lobster is sold in variety of formats, so you can tailor your purchase based on exactly what you need for your recipe.

Live Maine Lobster

Live Lobster

Shipped to your door within 24 hours of leaving the seawater, live lobsters provide the full Maine experience.
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Cooked Products

Cooked products are ready to eat and come in a variety of formats, including meat, tails, and whole.
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Raw Lobster Meat

Raw Products

Raw products are perfect for recipes that require more nuance, allowing you to add your own spin. Raw lobster is available in meat, tail, and whole formats.
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Cooking Lobster

The most popular ways to cook whole, live Maine Lobster are boiling, steaming, and grilling. Each produces delicious results, so the method you choose depends on what flavor and texture you are in the mood for.


Boiling is the best approach for recipes that call for fully cooked and picked lobster meat.

Get step-by-step boiling instructions, and directions on how long to cook per pound of lobster here


Steaming is a gentler cooking technique that produces a slightly more tender, flavorful meat. This method is more forgiving on the timing front - it’s harder to overcook a steamed lobster.

Get steps and tips on how to achieve an evenly cooked lobster and recommended steam times  here


Anyone can throw burgers on the grill, but adding lobster to the mix is sure to elevate your meal and earn you the title of backyard barbecue royalty.

Get instructions on how to season and grill the perfect lobster for the ultimate barbecue experience here

Pro Tip: Is it Done Yet?

Cooked lobsters will turn bright red, but that’s not the best indicator of doneness, especially for large lobsters. They may still be underdone when the shell turns red. Chef Jasper White recommends cooking the lobsters for the recommend time, then cracking one open where the carapace meets the tail. If it’s done, the meat will have changed from translucent to white.

Remove Meat Like a Pro

Once you have your cooked lobster, you need to know how to break down the shell without leaving behind a single delicious morsel.

Watch the video to learn how to breakdown a lobster like a lobsterman.

Easy Recipes

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