For my weekly cooking lesson with my mom, I killed and cooked my first lobster! We decided to make two different recipes with our lobsters. This is the first recipe we made, a very quick and simple way to cook lobster with a ton of flavor.
Butter Poached Lobster and Shrimp w/ Fresh Tomatoes Serves 2
1 (3/4 lb) live lobster
6 raw shrimp (peeled and deveined)
1 tbsp water
1/2 cup salted butter (cut into 1 tbsp chunks)
1 clove garlic (finely minced)
2 tomatoes (cut into large chunks)
3 fresh basil leaves (chiffonade)
Bring a large pot of water to boil, turn off heat, then add the lobster. Cover and cook for 3 minutes.
Remove all lobster meat from shell and cut into large chunks.
In a sauce pan, bring 1 tbsp water to simmer over medium-low heat. Whisk in butter one piece at a time, letting each piece melt before adding the next. (Make sure the butter does NOT come to a boil, otherwise the butter will separate.)
Add the lobster pieces, shrimp, basil, garlic, and tomatoes and cook on medium-high for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.