Steamed Lobster


Preparation info
  • It serves


    as a main course with a vegetable.
    • Difficulty


Appears in

By Irene Kuo

Published 1977

  • About

This lobster is chopped, reassembled, and steamed with seasonings—a delicate dish of succulent meat. The final touch of oil-seared raw scallion shreds gives this lovely-looking dish a beautiful fragrance and shine.


  • 1 live lobster, about pounds
  • 1 large whole scallion, cut into 1½-inch-long shreds
  • 1</


Prepare and chop the lobster. Reassemble it in the form of a whole lobster, shell side down, on a heatproof platter.

Combine the seasonings and stir until the salt is dissolved. Spoon this mixture over the lobster and steam over high heat for 15 minutes. Remove the platter from the steamer, put it on another platter or a trivet, and scatter the shredd