Homarus lobsters are shipped overnight by UPS with all the necessary protections to ensure they arrive healthy and delicious. If for some reason the lobsters do not arrive in the right condition, let us know immediately and Homarus will reship to you free of charge.
Immediately upon arrival, remove your lobsters from the cooler and place them in the coldest part of your refrigerator. Do not put lobsters in a plastic bag or sealed container, and avoid putting your lobsters in water or covering with ice.<br>
Live Maine lobsters are green, dark brown, or blue. They'll turn red when you cook them.<br>
For maximum enjoyment, cook your lobsters within 24 hours of arrival.
It is recommended to enjoy your fresh, live lobsters the day of delivery. If you can't enjoy your lobsters the day they arrive, keep them as cold as possible in your refrigerator, unsealed, for up to 24 hours. Another suggested method is to cook them for 1/3 of the recommended cooking time. Remove from the pot or grill and let them cool off. Then place them in a sealed plastic bag, face-up, and refrigerate for up to 2 days. When you're ready to enjoy them, cook them for the remaining 2/3 of the recommended cooking time.<br>
Recommended Cook Times for Boiling Lobster<br> 1 1/4 pounds - 9-10 minutes<br> 1 1/2 pounds - 11-12 minutes<br> 1 3/4 pounds - 12-13 minutes<br> 2 pounds - 15 minutes
Anyone with a shellfish allergy should not touch or consume lobster.