When you see jumbo lobster for sale, you can trust that those lobsters weigh 4 lbs or more. Some jumbo lobsters might weigh as much as 20 lbs. These huge shellfish are sure to impress, and, if you prepare them correctly, have the same delicious flavor as smaller lobsters.

You may read that it’s illegal to harvest the largest jumbo lobsters. This is true, but only in designated fishing waters off the coast of Maine where strict regulations are in place to protect the local lobster population. 

Company Min. Order Price/lobster* Price/4 Lobsters** Shipping Go To
Lobster Anywhere 1 $51.00 $256.92 5.0
Lobster Trap Company 1 $51.00 $256.92 5
Lucky Catch Lobster 2 $94.50 $349.00 N/A

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These prices do not include shipping.

** Price for 4 lobsters INCLUDES shipping based on a standardized location. Exact costs may vary.

 

Do Jumbo Lobsters Really Taste Different from Other Lobsters?

Lobster lovers may debate about whether jumbo lobsters can produce the same sweet and tender meat as their smaller counterparts. The simple truth is that jumbo lobsters are capable of delivering the same high-quality meat as smaller Maine lobsters, but they’re much more difficult to cook just right. 

Check out our cooking tips below to ensure your jumbo lobster tastes just as mouth watering as smaller lobsters. If your friends disagree about the quality of jumbo lobster, you can tell them they aren’t preparing the jumbos correctly! 

 

Why You Should Order a Jumbo Lobster

Given the limited supply of jumbo lobsters, they tend to be the most expensive sized lobster per pound. Considering the jumbo lobster for sale on your favorite seafood site? These lobsters are great for:

  • Impressing colleagues, in-laws, or neighbors
  • Splurging on an impressive spread of oversized fresh lobster for a special occasion or holiday
  • Treating yourself to a fancy weeknight dinner

Don’t pass up a large lobster for sale!

 

Shipping Information for Jumbo Lobsters

Jumbo lobster for sale need larger shipping packages than a smaller lobster. Companies will often describe their shipping methods on their website, which can include package size and type. 

Depending on the size of your order, it’s possible the jumbo lobsters will come in a large Styrofoam box, or even a crate. Lobsters travel with cooling agents, like ice cubes or gel packs, so that they arrive happy and healthy at your house. 

Jumbo live lobster price might increase depending on company shipping policy. 

 

How to Properly Cook a Jumbo Lobster

Most experts will tell you that to cook a jumbo lobster all the way through without toughening up the meat, you should steam the lobster instead of boiling it. A 5-pound jumbo lobster might take anywhere from 35-45 minutes or more when steam cooking.

Make sure to have large cooking tools on hand to accommodate larger lobsters. An oversized cooking pot and steamer rack or basket will do wonders for the cooking process. We recommend a 20-quart pot. If your tools are too small, it could take an extremely long time to prepare the jumbo lobster, or they could cook unevenly. 

Steaming Jumbo Lobsters

  1. Fill an appropriately-sized pot with about two inches of water.
  2. Add 2 tbsp of salt per quart of water.
  3. Bring the water to a roiling boil.
  4. Place lobsters on a steamer rack or basket just above the boiling water.
  5. Steam the lobster for 7 minutes per pound for the first pound, and an additional 3 minutes per pound after that. 

A 4-pound lobster should yield about 12-14 oz of cooked lobster with the following nutritional information:

  • 340-360 calories
  • 70-74 grams of protein
  • 230-250 mg of cholesterol
  • 4 grams of fat

A 5-pound lobster should yield about 15-17 oz of cooked lobster with the following nutritional information:

  • 430-455 calories
  • 89-94 grams of protein
  • 295-315 mg of cholesterol
  • 5 grams of fat

A 6-pound lobster should yield about 19-20 oz of cooked lobster meat with the following nutritional information:

  • 520-550 calories
  • 108-114 grams of protein
  • 360-380 mg of cholesterol
  • 6 grams of fat

 

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