Broiled California Lobster Recipe

Serves/Makes: 2


  • 1 live lobster (about 2 pounds)
  • 10 tablespoons butter (2 tablespoons softened plus 8 tablespoons melted)
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 1 lemon, quartered, to garnish
  • Watercress sprigs, to garnish
How to cook Broiled California Lobster:
  • Plunge the live lobster into vigorously boiling water. Boil for 4 minutes, remove the lobster and allow it to cool sufficiently to be handled. Split the lobster lengthwise through the middle and rinse out its entrails.
  • Make a mixture of the softened butter, paprika, and a dash each of salt and pepper, and brush half of the mixture on the cut flesh of the lobster.
  • Place the lobster halves, flesh side down, over charcoal and broil for 6 minutes. Turn over the lobster, brush on the remainder of the butter mixture and finish broiling the halves until the flesh is opaque - about 10 minutes.
  • Garnish the lobster with the lemon quarters and watercress. Serve the Broiled California Lobster at once, accompanied by the melted butter.


The Broiled California Lobster recipe easy to prepare and so good!

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This recipe for Broiled California Lobster serves/makes: 2

The Broiled California Lobster recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Lobster (more Lobster recipes)
Preparation Method: Broiled/Grilled (more Broiled/Grilled recipes)
Cuisine: American (more American recipes)

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