Steamed Lobster is simply delicious. While it is already more than satisfactory, it can be better if served with lemon butter sauce. We had this during New Year’s eve and it was awesome. It was quite a challenge to get the meat of, but our dependable nutcrackers did the trick. I would say that it is best if you dig-in right away while the lobsters are still warm.
Steamed lobster can be eaten with corn on the cob or baked potato — a nice Asian salad also sounds good. You can also do surf and turf by serving it with steak. Since we had this during New Year’s dinner, it was enjoyed with other yummy dishes such as pork belly lechon and seafood paella.
I think that the lemon butter sauce did really well. However, you can simply eat the lobster by itself if you want to enjoy its natural flavor. If you want to have it the Filipino way, a dipping sauce composed of vinegar and crushed garlic is all that you need — and a cup or two of steamed white rice too.
How to Cook Steamed Lobster
The lobster was steamed with water alone. There are steamed lobster recipes that call for both beer and water, but this is not one of those recipes. I bought the lobsters alive from the Asian store that is why I am confident that these are really fresh.
I started by boiling water in a large multi-purpose steamer. When the water starts to boil, I placed the lobsters in the steamer, covered it, and steamed until the lobsters are fully cooked. The lobsters should be done in around 10 to 14 minutes depending on its size.
The lemon butter sauce can be prepared in less than 5 minutes. I place the butter in a bowl, placed it in the microwave to melt for 20 to 30 seconds, squeezed the lemon juice in and added salt. That’s it!
Try this Steamed Lobster with Lemon Butter Sauce. Let me know what you think.
Steamed Lobster with Lemon Butter Sauce
- 3 fresh lobsters
- 6 cups water
Lemon Butter Sauce
- 1/4 cup butter
- juice from 1 lemon
- a pinch of salt
- Pour water in a large steamer. Let boil.
- Once the water starts to boil, arrange the lobsters in the steamer. Steam for 12 to 14 minutes. Make sure to shake the steamer every 4 minutes.
- Meanwhile, prepare the lemon butter sauce by transferring the butter in a bowl. Melt by microwaving for 20 to 30 seconds or until the butter melts completely. Squeeze the lemon juice on the melted butter and add a pinch of salt. Stir until all the ingredients are well blended.
- Remove the lobsters from the steamer and transfer to a serving plate. Serve with lemon butter sauce. Share and enjoy!