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A cooked lobster on a yellow plate, with a lemon and an Instant Pot in the background

Instant Pot Pressure Steamed Lobster

  • Author: Mike Vrobel
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1 lobster 1x


Instant Pot Pressure Steamed Lobster. Whole, live lobsters, pressure steamed in minutes.


  • - to 1½-pound lobster
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon fine sea salt


  1. Everything in the pot: Pour 2 cups of water into an Instant Pot or other pressure cooker, and sprinkle in the tablespoon of salt. Put a cooking rack in the pot, and set the lobster on top of the rack.
  2. Pressure cook for 3 minutes with a Quick Release: Lock the lid and pressure cook on high pressure for 3 minutes (use “Manual” or Pressure Cook mode on the Instant Pot). Quick release the pressure.
  3. Serve: Serve the lobster with melted butter, or remove the meat from the shells and use in another recipe.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Sunday Dinner
  • Method: Pressure Cooker
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Instant Pot Pressure Steamed Lobster, Pressure Cooker Steamed Lobster