We have been experiencing some amazing sunny weather in Nova Scotia as of late. To top it all off, you could be enjoying a nice lobster dinner on your patio with your family bubble!
We’ll tell you below how to find this lobster and we’ll even going to tell you how to boil lobster if you haven’t before.
Lobster right now in Nova Scotia is selling for as little as $5/lb at the wharf and from local sellers. Some sellers are doing home delivery if you order enough.
The $5/lb lobster we found was in Pictou and New Glasgow and you could even get it delivered. We checked with some roadside lobster sellers in the Halifax area and the best price we found was $7/lb.
How do you find this cheap lobster you ask? Do a Facebook search for lobster and your area to see what you can find. You can also visit your local wharf and find a fisherman that will sell off their boat.
Lobster season began in the Northumberland Strait and off Cape Breton May 15.
How To Boil Lobster
Lobster is pretty easy to prepare. If you have sea water available, you can boil the lobster in that. If not, tap water with salt added will be perfectly fine. The water should be so salty that it tastes like the sea.
Lobster must be cooked alive and you should cook them as soon after purchasing. Lobster can be boiled or steamed. We’re going to share how to boil them.
- Use sufficient salted water to fully cover the lobsters and bring to a rolling boil.
- Remove the rubber bands from their claws.
- Hold the lobster by its back and put it headfirst into the boiling water.
- Cover and simmer 7-10 minutes for the first pound and 2-3 minutes for each additional pound. Remember to increase the cooking time if more than one lobster is in the pot.
- Once cooked, remove them from the water. Lobsters will continue to cook in their shells when removed. Take them out just before they’re cooked or place them in ice water to cool and stop the cooking.
- The lobster is cooked when it’s bright red. Their legs will pull away from the body with ease.
- If serving cold, place in a refrigerator until ready to serve.