Simple baked lobster

Preparation info
  • Serves


    as a starter
    • Difficulty


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By Valentine Warner

Published 2014

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This may seem complicated but is not, and is a luxurious treat of treats. Great served with watercress and a good bottle of chilled Chablis.


  • 550-600 g fresh, live lobster
  • 1 medium banana (long) shallot, very finely chopped


  1. Bring a pan of well-salted water up to the boil and carefully drop in the lobster. Bring back to the boil and cook for 6 minutes. The lobster is only partly cooked at this point, as it will be cooked more under the grill. Remove from the water with tongs, put on a board and allow to start cooling.
  2. In the meantime, sauté the shallot gently in the butter for 8 mi