Delicious New England Lobster Boil Recipe – #388

lobster recipe



½ cup kosher salt

1 bunch fresh thyme (tied together with string)

1 head garlic, top ¼” sliced off

1 pound kielbasa, sliced on the bias

1½ pounds small red potatoes

3 whole (1½ pounds each) live Maine lobsters

2 pounds scrubbed littleneck clams

5 ears sweet corn, shucked and halved





Fill a very large stockpot (may need to use multiple pots depending on sizing) with 2½ gallons of water and bring to a boil over high heat. Add the salt and stir until dissolved then add the thyme and garlic.



Add the potatoes and cook for about 6 minutes. Add the kielbasa then add the live lobsters, one at at time, claw first. Set the timer for 12 minutes. By then the lobsters will be cooked completely through and the meat will be solid white (if you are using a meat thermometer the temperature of the tail should read 180ºF).

At the 7 minute mark add the clams to the pot. When there are 4 minutes to go on the timer, add the corn.

When the time is up, drain the water from the pot and spread the contents from the boil on a large covered table or add the contents into large serving bowls.

Serve with grilled bread, lemon wedges and plenty of melted butter for dipping.



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  1. Sheree says:

    This brings back fond memories of alobster broil we enjoyed on vacation with my parents in New England.


  2. In New England we would also throw some mussels into the pot at the last few minutes, and a lot of people use celery salt. Love this recipe. Thanks 👍


  3. I just love picking and digging around to find all the meat and just leaving a pile of shells!!!!!


  4. I LOVE Lobster. I first tried Lobster in Florida, simply divine


    1. I am sure that lobster was delicious! Next time I go to Florida I´ll make sure to try one 🙂


  5. Oh those are GREAT memories: eating with your parents or grandparents, a delicious meal, good music, nice environment…what else can you ask for in life? 😊🎈


  6. Yes! It’s much fun to do that!


  7. I’m alredy hungry for a juicy New England lobster!!


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