Often times people ask me how I make my steamed/boiled lobster. I always tell them that it is an easy process and everyone always looks at me a little blown away. I say it only takes 20 minutes or less depending on the size of the lobster and they always say, “Tell me how?”. So here goes.
1 live lobster
1/4 teaspoon Old bay seasoning
1 tablespoon Butter
1/8 teaspoon Chef Gone Mad Smoked Garlic & Herb Seasoning
Adobo Seasoning ( 2 shakes)
Water (2-3 inches deep in the pot)
Steamer or Large Pot
The most fun part of making lobster for me is going to the market and picking a live one out of the tank. I always go for the fiesty one or the one that is fighting everyone.
I feel like the more fiesty the lobster, the better they will taste. (Just my theory)
Once I pick the lobster they box it up and I take it in the car for a ride home. Most times you will hear the lobster making some type of noise in the box (either moving around or “blowing bubbles”), there is nothing alarming about this.
Once I get it home I get out my big pot.
I put about 3 inches of water in it and put it on the stove to boil. I sprinkle about 1/4-1/2 teaspoon of Old Bay seasoning. 1/8 teaspoon of Chef Gone Mad Garlic & Herb Seasoning and about 2 shakes of the Adobo seasoning into the water. I cut the lemon in quarters and add to the water.
Once the water is boiling I add the live lobster head first and then cover.
I let the lobster boil on high heat for about 15-20 minutes depending on the size of the lobster. Once it turns bright red I know that it is done.
I before I take the lobster out of the pot I sprinkle just a bit more Old Bay Seasoning over the top of the lobster.
Take it out of the pot, plate and serve.
There you have it my simple lobster!
I should record myself doing this one day, it would be fun. The most dramatic part for me is taking the live lobster from the box to the pot.