Chef Thomas Keller’s Classic Lobster Boil Recipe

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Nov 26, 2023 • 3 min read

“We never make a lobster boil for 2 or 4 people—it’s always going to be for 8, 12, 16, 20, 24. The bigger the pot, the bigger the party. The bigger the party, the more fun we’re having.” - Chef Keller

One of Chef Keller’s fondest culinary memories involves being on the beach in Nantucket with his brother, Joseph, preparing festive lobster boils—a New England tradition.