MBTC is dedicated to promoting the rich heritage of Massachusetts
and the quality of the products originating here. We have carefully
selected a cross section of Boston gifts that embody the quality and diversity
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Our lobsters arrive fresh everyday in special containers that keep them alive, healthy and undamaged. Upon arrival, they are sorted by weight and placed in special temperature-controlled holding tanks of salt water. Only the finest, hard-shell lobsters are selected for shipment. The lobsters are individually removed from their tank and carefully placed in compartmentalized boxes. The boxes give the lobsters plenty of air and insure they will arrive alive at your door. The live lobsters are dark green in color and
turn bright red when cooked. You can tell a lobster is alive if the tail curls when it is picked up. You can keep the lobsters alive at home until meal time by refrigerating them and covering them with a damp cloth.
Cooking Lobsters: Fill a pot with enough water to cover the lobsters by a few inches, but do
not leave the lobsters in the pot. Add 1 tablespoon of salt per quart
of water. Bring the water to a boil. Now add the lobsters head first,
cover and bring water back to boiling. Cook five minutes for first pound
and three minutes per additional pound. Remove and run cold water over
the lobsters to stop the cooking. Serve with butter and lemon wedges.