Butter Poached Lobster & Shrimp w/ Fresh Tomatoes & Basil
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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
This recipe is a very quick and simple way to cook lobster and/or shrimp with a ton of flavor.
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- 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.
- Serve over pasta or rice.
Calories: 450kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 6gFat: 46gSaturated Fat: 29gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 2gCholesterol: 152mgSodium: 518mgPotassium: 358mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 2481IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 49mgIron: 1mg
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