Butter Poached Lobster with Fresh Tomatoes
Servings: Serves 2 as a main course or 4 as a starter.Prep Time:5 minutesCook Time:20 minutes
- 1 3/4 pound live lobster or 2 uncooked lobster tails
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1/2 cup salted butter 1 stick, cut into 1 tablespoon chunks
- 1 clove garlic very finely minced
- 2 to matoes cut into large chunks
- few fresh basil leaves chiffonade
If using live whole lobster
bring a large pot of water to boil. Turn off heat and add the lobster. Cover with lid and let cook for 3 minutes. Remove all lobster meat from shell and cut into large chunks.
In a sauce pan, bring 1 tablespoon of water to simmer over medium-low heat. Whisk in 1 piece of butter. When butter had melted, add another piece. Continue with remaining butter pieces, one at a time. Make sure the mixture does NOT come to a boil, otherwise the butter will separate.
Keeping the heat on medium-low, add the lobster pieces and cook for 5 minutes, turning the lobster pieces every minute or so. Make sure mixture does not boil. Remove lobster pieces and divide amongst the 2 serving bowls.
In the same saucepan with the remaining butter, turn the heat up just a bit, add the garlic. When fragrant, add the tomatoes and cook for just a couple of minutes until the tomatoes have released some of the juices. I like to gently smash the tomatoes a bit so more juice comes out. Throw in the basil and you're done. Spoon tomatoes over lobster and serve immediately.
Calories: 517kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 20gFat: 47gSaturated Fat: 29gCholesterol: 263mgSodium: 882mgPotassium: 514mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 2443IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 119mgIron: 1mg