HOW TO BOIL LIVE LOBSTERS
STEP 1: Drown the lobsters in large bucket of fresh water, for approximately 20-30 mins
until the body is motionless. ALTERNATIVELY, you may place the lobsters in
the freezer for approximately 10-15 mins before cooking.
Note: For frozen lobster, thaw out completely and follow on from STEP 2.
STEP 2: In a large cooking pot, add 2 tablespoons of sea salt for every 2 litres (4 pints)
of water. Lobsters will need to be fully submerged in water during cooking,
so ensure that you have sufficient water.
STEP 3: Bring the water to a fierce boil.
STEP 4: Carefully place the lobsters headfirst into the boiling water. Cover the pot with
a lid and once the water has started to boil again, start timing
Recommended cooking times
600 – 800gm 9 to 10 minutes
800 – 1000gm 11 to 12 mins
Note! For every 100gm over 1000gm add an additional minute to the cooking time
STEP 5: After cooking for required time place the lobsters in ice salt water to cool for
approximately 20mins, to prevent further cooking
STEP 6: After cooling place the lobsters on its back cover & place in refrigerator,
or in ice water.
STEP 7: Shelf life is 4 days or wrap in newspaper & plastic and freeze for up
to 3 months
STEP 8: Enjoy!
HOW TO BOIL GREEN/RAW PRAWNS
( Based on 1kg Green/Raw Prawns ).
STEP 1: Thaw prawns completely in a bucket of fresh water for approximately
15-20mins before cooking
STEP 2: In a large cooking pot, add 2litres (4 pints) of water and 2 tablespoons of
sea salt and bring to boil.
STEP 3: Bring water to a fierce boil then add prawns.
STEP 4: Cook for approximately 3-4 minutes with lid off, however as a rule prawns are
generally cooked when they float to the surface of the water.
Note! Prawns should be removed from the heat before the water begins to boil. To test, take out a prawn and hold it to the light, it is cooked when the flesh has shrunk from the shell slightly and the prawn looks translucent.
STEP 5: When they’re done, remove them from the boiling water and place in a large
bowl of iced water and allow to cool for approximately 10mins.
STEP 6: Peel and eat!
HOW TO BOIL LIVE BLUE SWIMMER CRABS
STEP 1: Drown lobsters in large bucket of fresh water, for approximately 20-30 mins
until the body is motionless. ALTERNATIVELY, you may place the lobsters
in the freezer for approximately 10-15 mins before cooking.
Note! : You may eliminate STEP 1 if the crabs are already dead
STEP 2: Depending on the number of crabs, bring to boil sufficient water to cover
the crabs complexly and salt accordingly.
STEP 3: Add crabs to boiling water.
STEP 4: Return the water to boil and cook for 5-7 minutes on moderate heat.
STEP 5: Remove crabs from boiling water and place in a big bowl of iced water
to cool them down.
STEP 6: Enjoy!
HOW TO BOIL LIVE GREEN MUD CRABS
(Based on 1 Green/Raw Mud Crab)
STEP 1: Place the Mud Crab in the freezer for approximately 15-18 mins
STEP 2: Place 5litres of tap water in a large pot and add 4-5 tablespoons of
sea salt. Repeat STEP 1 for every additional Mud Crab.
STEP 3: Add the Mud Crab to boiling water.
STEP 4: Return the water to boil and cook for a further 15-18mins.
STEP 5: Remove the Mud Crab from the boiling water and place in a big bowl
of iced water.
STEP 6: Enjoy