This is the perfect size for people who love lobster but still want a full, hearty meal. Yielding just under a half-pound of meat, this lobster will still leave enough room to enjoy a good number of sides without worrying about leaving the guest(s) unfulfilled. If you know the preferences of some or each of your guests, then it may be feasible to order a mix of halves and 2-pound lobsters without creating too many headaches from organizing and serving the right lobster to the right guest. Order 2-pound lobsters across the board for a large group and you’ll undoubtedly be throwing away a good amount of lobster meat.
More Tips for 2.0 lb Lobster
You can still find 2-pound lobsters at a good price, but your choices are more limited than with quarters and halves. Likewise, you can still probably fit a 2-pound lobster in an 8-quart pot, but you’ll have to cook them one at a time. With a 16- or 20-quart pot, you can comfortably fit 2-3 lobsters at one time. This size lobster will take, on average, between 10-12 minutes in boiling water. Thus, it’s essential that you get an oversized pot if you’re cooking lobsters for a sizable dinner party.
It will take some combination of experience and intuition to consistently cook 2-pound lobsters well, but it can be done even without the touch of a gourmet seafood chef. Keep in mind, too, that unless the lobster company specifically lists 2, 2.25, and 2.5 lobster categories, you might end up getting a couple lobsters in your order that are a little bigger than 2 pounds.
A 2-pound lobster should yield about 6-7 oz of cooked lobster with the following nutritional information:
180-190 grams, 6-7 oz
35-37 grams of protein
115-125 mg of cholesterol
2 grams of fat