Roast lobster with white port and ginger

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Mark Hix on Baking

By Mark Hix

Published 2012

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White port is one of those drinks that’s almost been forgotten, though I love it with tonic and a slice of lemon. It is also great to cook with, being particularly good with fish and shellfish. The little hint of ginger here gives the dish a delicious kick.


  • 2 live lobsters, about 500-600 g each
  • Salt and freshly ground white pepper
  • 1-2


Preheat the oven to 220°C/gas mark 7.

Place the lobsters in the freezer an hour or so before cooking to make them sleepy (this is deemed to be the most humane way of preparing live lobsters for cooking).

Using a heavy, sharp knife, split the lobsters in half through the