Also known as “Quarters,” 1.25-pound lobsters are favored for the extra sweet and tender meat they produce. The downside of these smaller lobsters is that, by most people’s standards, they don’t really produce enough meat for a full meal. If you really like sweeter-tasting lobster but also like to splurge on quantity, not quality, you could cook and eat two per person, but this is usually awkward while hosting a get-together in which nobody is likely to ask for seconds when it comes to live lobster. For 1.25-pound lobsters, a better plan is usually to serve plenty of sides with the lobster.
More Tips for 1.25 lb Lobster
This is typically the most affordable sized lobster per pound. Plus, the small size makes it possible to cook 3-4 lobsters at a time in a moderately-sized 16-quart pot. You might even be able to squeeze 2 of them into an 8-quart pot. Their smaller size also makes them easier to cook the meat all the way through without overcooking and toughening up the meat. Generally, you’ll want to cook these lobsters in boiling water for about 8-9 minutes. The rule of thumb is for cooking is 7 minutes for the first pound and about 3 minutes for each additional pound.
A 1.25-pound lobster quarter should yield about 4-4.5 oz of cooked lobster with the following nutritional information:
112-125 grams, 4-4.5 oz
23-24 grams protein
75-80 mg of cholesterol
1-1.25 gram of fat