I learned this style of cooking from my mother-in-law. This recipe will work with crawfish or shrimp. You can add as many lobsters as you want, but cook no more than two at a time.

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour the water into a large pot and add the onions, garlic, lemons, oranges, celery, black pepper, seasoned salt and jalapeno peppers. Bring to a full rolling boil and boil for 20 minutes.

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  • Add the lobsters and place a lid over the pot. Boil for 15 minutes (depending on the size of your lobsters). Remove the lobsters from the pot, and place in a colander under cool running water to stop the cooking. Serve.

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The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the boil ingredients. The actual amount of the boil ingredients consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

793.1 calories; 117.7 g protein; 77 g carbohydrates; 382.7 mg cholesterol; 7793.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (25)

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Rating: 4 stars
01/01/2008
Good recipe but if you are cooking Pacific lobster as opposed to Maine lobster shorten the cooking time to 10 minutes or the lobster will be a little tough. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/04/2008
It tasted like regular lobster. It seemed like a waste of all the other ingredients. Read More
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29 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
01/01/2008
Good recipe but if you are cooking Pacific lobster as opposed to Maine lobster shorten the cooking time to 10 minutes or the lobster will be a little tough. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/01/2008
Good recipe but if you are cooking Pacific lobster as opposed to Maine lobster shorten the cooking time to 10 minutes or the lobster will be a little tough. Read More
(106)
Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2007
This was great! The lobsters came out really good. The only thing I messed up was that I started up the water kind of late during dinner. Well that amount of water takes quite a bit of time to start boiling! That's my bad - the recipe relly is perfect. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2007
Great recipe! Yummy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/19/2010
Interesting additions... Do all those ingredients really change the flavor of one of the best tasting foods in the world? We'll try it... Cooking lobster tonight. FYI boiling small Maine lobsters ("chickens") takes way less time. Put'm in boilin' water --- bring pot back to full boil for 5 minutes. Then kill the burner but keep the chickens in the water for another 5 -- sweet and juicy. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/04/2008
It tasted like regular lobster. It seemed like a waste of all the other ingredients. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2007
Really tasteful and very flavorful. My girlfriend loved it. We served it with Carolina's Mashed Potatoes and drawn sweet cream butter. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/18/2009
Boiled a whole lot of crab but first time for lobster taste was great but I think the cook time is a little long ours came to the plate a little chuy Thanks for the recipe Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2008
Skipped the jalapenos not my favorite fruit! Otherwise it came out excellent particularly for my first "live" lobster boil! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2011
I MADE THIS 3 TIMES AND IT WAS YUMMY! Read More
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