I took a recent trip to the East Coast to visit friends and when your in that part of the country, you have to make sure to enjoy a great lobster meal. This time though I decided to bring some live lobster back home with me so that I can enjoy a little more seafood for just a while longer. The best lobster meal can be a simple lobster boil with a great butter dipping sauce. You will want to have a large 8 quart pot and I would recommend that you choose a lobster that weights between a pound and a pound and a half for the best flavour. Those that are not accustomed to cooking a live animal there is a simple rule for lobster, do not drop the lobster into the pot with rubber bands on the claws, you will need to get them off first. What you want to do is hold the lobster up by the claws with the top facing you, the lobster will put a bit of a fight but just hang on until it tires itself out, cross the arms so it forms an X, hold the lobster firmly with one hand at the point of the cross and with your free hand cut the bands off. Drop the lobster into the pot head first, only letting go of your firm grip with one hand on the way in. When complete enjoy with a lemon garlic butter dip.
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Boiled Lobster with Lemon Garlic Butter Recipe
Prep Time: 25 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Servings: 2
2 live lobsters, 1.5 pounds each
1 lemon, halved
2 cloves of garlic, minced
8 quarts of water
8 tbsp of sea salt
1 stick of butter
|Preparing boiled lobster with lemon garlic butter|
1- Bring pot of water to a boil on medium/high heat.
2- Melt butter in a large skillet on low heat.
3- Add minced garlic to butter and cook 3 minutes, swirl skillet as butter begins to darken.
4- Once butter is browning, squeeze juice from lemon halves into butter mix, stir to mix and set aside.
5- Add lobsters to pot, removing rubber bands from claw, watch for water to go back to a boil.
6- Once back to boil cook lobsters for 8 minutes.
7- Enjoy !!!