Tips and Recipes

What Size Maine Lobster?

Two pounds per person is a good measure. Got extra? Please see recipe page for ideas.


Chix(also called Chickens) 1 pound each. Excellent in your favorite lobster soup recipes. Buy two per person if serving for dinner.

Quarters1.25 pounds. Perfect for picnics or large parties.

Halves1.50 pounds. Perfect for big eaters, or small eaters that like leftover lobster!

Selects1.51 pounds to 3.0 pounds…better get a bigger pot!

Jumbos3.1 pounds to 5 pounds. Okay, it gets better. More tail meat than an entire “Quarter.”

Oversize5 pounds and up.


Cooking lobster is simple. While many people boil lobster, Maine Lobstermen steam their lobster to maintain the delicate flavor and texture. Please explore the recipes below and discover many creative dishes you can enjoy with Maine Lobster.


Cajun Boiled Lobster / New England Boiled Lobster

Lobster Cantonese

Lobster Colorado

Lobster Rolls

Lobster Tails Grilled with Orange Zest

Lobster Tails Steamed in Beer

Lobster Thermidor

Lobster with Crab