Boiled Lobster
Photography by Nicole Franzen

Kippy Young, the Maine lobsterman who gave us this recipe, advised us to boil the lobsters in seawater, but salted water works just as well.

Yield: serves 4


  • <sup>1</sup>⁄<sub>2</sub> lb. butter
  • Salt
  • 4 live medium Maine lobsters
  • 4 lemons, halved


  1. Melt butter in a small saucepan. Set aside. When milk solids have settled, pour off drawn butter into a serving dish.
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Plunge in lobsters; cook for 5 minutes per pound. Drain; allow to cool a bit. Serve with drawn butter and lemon halves.