How to Cook PEI Lobster

Did you know that one of the biggest challenges for many people is knowing how to cook and eat lobster? So if you have questions of your own, you’re not alone!

Fortunately, we can help. Whether you boil, steam or grill your lobster, we have a handy guide to help you.

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Do You Know Lobster?

It takes 5 to 7 years for a lobster to grow to legal size or about one pound.

True – Reaching One Pound Takes 5 to 7 Years

To reach one pound of weight, it takes 5-7 years. The legal size for catching lobster is based on the physical size of the lobster, but legally sized lobsters are normally close to one pound. Lobsters that have not reached the legal size are returned to the water. This limit is vigorously enforced in Prince Edward Island, and is a key component of ensuring the lobster fishery is sustainable.