Gourmet Meal in a 5 minutes: Roasted Lobsters with Lemon Beurre Blanc

Yesterday evening as I was picking up my dinner (tuna) at the Fresh Market, I saw those yummy lobsters on sale. I will have to tell you that I have never cooked lobsters before but they looked so appetizing and they were so reasonably priced ( only $6 a piece) that I was willing to try. Well, after perusing through various cookbooks, I decided to just roast the lobsters.

Ingredients per person: 1 lobster per person, 1/2 tbsp of olive oil, 1/8 tsp of pepper, 1/4 tsp of sea salt, 1/4 tsp of lemon pepper.

Ingredients for the Lemon Beurre Blanc: 1 tbsp of fresh lemon juice, 1 tbsp of white wine,
1 stick of butter at room temperature, 1/4 tsp of salt, 1/8 tsp of pepper.

With scissors or kitchen shears, cut down the center of the tail to the fan through the top of the lobster. With your hands, pull the shell open and remove gently the meat off the shell. Rinse the meat under water and rinse the shell also. Then remove any veins or shells of the meat and place the meat flat on a plate. In a small bowl, place all the ingredients above and stir well. Using a pastry brush, brush this mixture on both sides of the meat and place the meat back into its shell. Place the lobster on a silpat and bake in warm oven for 8 minutes at 425.

Meanwhile, in a saucepan place the lemon and the white wine and bring to boil. Cook until the liquid is reduced to half. Then remove the pan from the stove and slowly add the butter by whipping it in with a small whisk one tablespoon at a time. The sauce should thicken slowly and should not ” separate”. When the sauce is ready, set it aside until the lobsters are cooked.

To serve, place a lobster on the plate and drizzle the sauce over it, or not…

My lobster tasted great without the sauce, and was much more healthy for me. You may serve your lobster with grilled vegetables. I ate mine with grilled Fennel. Yum!!!

Bon Appetit and Happy Cooking!!!