Steamed lobster

    10 min

    One of the best ways to enjoy lobster also happens to be one of the simplest! Simply steam for 8 minutes and serve with a small dish of melted butter and fresh lemon wedges on the side.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 tablespoon sea salt
    • 4 (170g) lobster tails
    • 125g butter, melted

    Prep:2min  ›  Cook:8min  ›  Ready in:10min 

    1. Fill a large pot with about 2.5cm (1 inch) of water and bring to the boil. Add the salt and place a steamer insert inside the pot so that it is just above the water level. Place the lobster tails inside the steamer and cover the pot. Steam for 8 minutes without peeking! Serve with melted butter.

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    Very good! BE CAREFUL OF OVERCOOKING. I had a 1.5 lb full lobster which went into the pot for 7 mins and it was a bit overcooked. I would suggest 5 minutes unless you have an enormous lobster. Excellent way to prepare it though!  -  28 Jun 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was good although 8 minutes made it a little on the rubbery side. Next time (and there is going to definitely be a NEXT TIME) I will start checking things starting at 6 minutes.  -  26 Dec 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was simply perfect. Juicy, tender lobster. Yum. I added garlic to the boiling water and butter just because we love garlic in EVERYTHING. Thanks for something so simple and wonderful.  -  14 Feb 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)