Delicious Messy Food: New England Lobster Boil Recipe For You To Enjoy!

lobster recipe

Messy Ingredients:

Β½ 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

1Β½ pounds small red potatoes

3 whole (1Β½ 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 2Β½ 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 180ΒΊF).

lobster food cooking dra martha castro noriega

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.



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


  2. Delicious πŸ˜‹


  3. Nilzeitung says:

    when I see these pictures I get hungry!!!!!! many vegetarians get out of !!! (((!!!!)))(((L)))

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    1. lol, they look so good, I know, and they taste better!
      Are you vegetarian, Nil? One of my best friends is vegetarian but she eats shellfish, milk, cheese and eggs. She has been tempted to go full vegan but she says she loves lobster, oysters and cheese.
      I am a one hundred percent carnivore πŸ™ƒπŸ˜¬πŸ˜‰

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      1. Nilzeitung says:

        (L))) Thank you very much!! I eat five times a day, I belong to my table, a lot of things that our body does well. but my Monday food does not like eating on Friday, and I am a vegetarian in the morning I eat meat, except in a dream πŸ™ƒπŸ˜¬πŸ˜‰. if there were ever lion schnitzel I would like to eat. !! a nice weekend.

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  4. I am sitting waiting patiently 🍽🍷

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    1. Oh nooooo, so sorry, Susie. It’s been 4 hours! Dinner is being served immediately. I am heating it up and you will enjoy the best dinner in town today!
      Let me know if you loved it, please! πŸ˜β˜ΊπŸ˜‡


      1. Tummy full, and very content.

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  5. Linda Schaub says:

    Ahh – I love the messy food recipes as you know. This dinner looks delicious Martha. I would be inclined to think you were a cook from Maine, not Mexico!

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    1. hahaha kind of an international eater and cook lover, Linda! 😁


  6. Sheree says:

    I love lobster!

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      1. Sheree says:

        Simply broiled with lemon


  7. I love messy foods


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