Add 2-3 inches of water to a large pot. Season generously with sea salt. Pro tip: if you have access to the ocean where you are cooking a whole lobster, use water straight from the source!
If you have a steamer basket you can add that in now but if you don't, no worries! The lobster can go right on top of each other directly over the water.
Bring the seasoned water to a rolling boil.
Add lobsters to boiling water and cover with a tightly fitting lid. You can add in as many lobster as your pot will allow, just make sure the cover of the pot is sealed tightly.
How long to steam a lobster: A good timing gauge for steaming lobster is to cook them for about 10 minutes per pound of lobster. What you are really looking for is a bright red color across the whole lobster. So check them after 10 minutes and if they are not all red, keep checking back every 5 minutes or so until all the lobster are completely bright red.
Once the lobsters are done cooking run them under cold, cold water or add them to an ice bath so you stop the cooking process and get perfectly cooked lobster meat. This will also make it easier to handle them when you are ready to break them down and eat!
We like to serves our lobsters along side some melted salted butter and a few lemon wedges. And that's it. Simple as that!