Cooked lobster recipe, yes, the lobster season is launched and it’s time to put this little wonder of the world back on the menu! No question of spoiling your non-guilty pleasure: we explain how to master its cooking, manage its shelling and prepare it.
Cooked lobster recipe
Cooking lobster in water
Prepare a large pot that can accommodate two lobsters.
- Add water, to immerse the lobsters, with about 1 teaspoon of salt per liter of water.
- Heat the water and when it’s boiling, dip your live lobsters head first.
- And then open the pan until the boil returns.
- Lower over medium heat and cook your lobster for as long as necessary.
The cooking time of lobster adapts according to its weight.
So you count 10 min cooking lobster for 335 g, and 12 min lobster for 450 g, 13 min for 560 g and 1 additional minute per additional 125 g.
At the end of this stage, the lobster took on a pretty orange hue. You can take it out with pliers and let it cool for a few moments.
It’s time for tasting! Slice or shell your lobster, and highlight its flavor with a drizzle of lemon butter sauce, mayonnaise or coral sauce.
Cooked lobster recipe: grilled, roasted or pan-fried
Before you start baking your grilled lobster, roasted or pan-fried, you need to dip it and scald it in a large pot of water for two minutes. Then take out your lobster and cut it in half.
To make your grill well, on the side of the flesh, sprinkle salt and pepper and pour a drizzle of olive oil. You can add a pinch of curry or paprika to enhance the taste of lobster.
Place your lobster on the flesh side of your grill and cook it for 15 min. Halfway through cooking, you can turn it over. As soon as the shell turns red and the flesh quickly comes off, it is a sign that it is ready!
You can enjoy it with a delicious lemon butter, a treat!
Prefer to cook roasted lobster? Following the same process to scald it, then cut your lobster in half and insert it into a hot oven for 10 to 15 minutes at 180 °.
So to prevent the flesh from drying out, regularly pour a drizzle of olive oil or add butter while cooking.
You can enjoy your roasted lobster once hot, in its shell or fully shelled.
Pan cooking involves cooking your lobster in a pan.
Pour a drizzle of olive oil or butter into the pan and let it heat.
Place your split lobsters in half and grab them on the flesh side.
Turn them over and cook covered for 6 minutes. Your lobster is ready!
Lobster recipe with broth
To bring more flavors, cooking lobster in broth provides for the addition of vegetables.
This time, your pan should incorporate a large large volume with carrots, minced leeks, celery, as well as two tablespoons of chopped parsley.
Let the water boil for 20 min.
Then dip your lobsters head first for 15 minutes covered.
Take out your lobsters, wait and drain them as they cool down before shelling or cutting them in half.
To preserve all the creaminess of lobster, steaming is your best ally. Put water in the tank of your pressure cooker or steamer. Add salt, pepper, bay leaf and a branch of thyme.
Also you can include minced vegetables: 1 stalk of celery, 1 onion and 1 carrot.
Then cook your lobster in the steamed basket for 10 minutes.
Your lobster is cooked! All you have to do is cut it in half, and enjoy it accompanied by a drizzle of lemon, or a homemade mayonnaise.
How to choose your lobster?
Do you know how to recognize a fresh lobster? If its shell is thick, it is the promise of abundant flesh. It is preferably bought alive.
When he is taken in hand, his tail folds vigorously on his chest. Otherwise, it could be proof that it is no longer as fresh.
The distinction is also made at the level of the tariff. Canadian lobster floods market stalls because it is much more affordable.
Naturally, the price of European lobsters is therefore higher since it is more difficult to find them in fish shops near you.
To preserve it, it is possible to place your fresh lobster in the refrigerator for 1 day.
On the other hand, after cooking it, the lobster keeps for up to two days.
The best lobster recipes
Like all seafood, lobster pairs particularly well with citrus fruits such as lemon, lime or grapefruit, or exotic fruits such as passion fruit or mango, for a starter full of freshness.
Its tender flesh lends itself to many preparations: salad, carpaccio, puff pastry, blanquette way, with pasta ….
Be careful, however, not to overcook it at the risk of making it dry.
A delicious lobster recipe cooked to perfection and accompanied by a creamy sauce….
How to heat an already cooked lobster
If you prefer to buy pre-cooked lobster, but want to eat it hot, the best way to reheat it to retain its flavor and texture is to steam it.
Place the cooked lobster in a saucepan containing about (2.5 cm) boiling salted water for 3 minutes.
How to reheat a baked lobster?
1 Preheat the oven to 180°C.
2 Wrap the lobster in aluminum foil.
3 And then place the lobster on a baking sheet.
4 Heat the lobster until it is hot.
How to prepare frozen cooked lobster?
Cover the pan and steam the lobster for 15 minutes for 500 g.
If you make leather 500 g more, add 5 minutes of cooking.
Cooking live lobster
Step 1: Preparation (steaming)
In a saucepan, bring to a boil about 250 ml of salted water with sea salt.
Place the lobster, head first and tail bent underneath. Cover.
Step 2: Cooking time
Calculate the cooking time from the water starts boiling again.
The cooking time varies depending on the sex and weight of the lobster.
Step 3: Finish cooking
Remove the lobster from the pot and stop cooking by immersing it for 5 minutes in ice water instead of waiting for it to cool down to serve.