Lobster with garlic butter

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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3.44 / 5 (105 votes)

Prep time:
10 min
Cook time:
10 min

Nothing goes better with lobster than garlic butter, and lots of it.


1. The best way to kill the lobster quickly and painlessly is to lay it flat on a chopping board and hold it firmly. Find the X-shaped mark on the back of the head and put the tip of a heavy chef’s knife down through it hard. Cut straight down the middle to split it into two. Remove the plastic-like stomach sack, and the intestine track.

2. Twist the claws off from the body and snap between your hands. Tap with a table knife to crack the shell.

3. Preheat the oven to 240C/gas 9.

4. Combine the garlic, butter, anchovies and parsley in a food processor for about 30 seconds – until well blended. Set aside.

5. Lay the lobster halves and the cracked claws on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Cook in the oven for 6-7 minutes until the meat has turned white but is still moist.

6. Spoon over enough of the garlic butter to fill the lobster’s head cavity and return to the oven for a minute, to melt the butter.

7. Spread the hollandaise sauce over the lobster meat and put under a hot grill to brown the hollandaise – you want it to bubble but watch carefully to make sure it doesn’t burn. Serve warm.

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Latest Comment


would like to know how to prepare the lobster, which bits go and which stay ?? agree with peterk.

peterK9671 peterK9671  Posted 03 Aug 2012 7:27 PM

wow, looks gr8, will save this one until i've been to chinese cash and carry. Seems simple enough, Thanks

melanieE47199 melanieE47199  Posted 15 Feb 2011 4:35 PM

Lobster is not used a lot for two reasons, the first is price but more importantly it is what is inside. The description is insufficient. Remove the sack and tract which look like what ????
Snap the claws between your hands ???? Fill the head cavity ?? why is it empty?? But if you can work it out it is a superb eat!

peterK9671 peterK9671  Posted 12 Feb 2011 9:47 PM

this was so tastey and not at all hard to make up, am going to make it again Smile

mousey3006 mousey3006 Posted 13 Jan 2010 1:11 PM