Baked Lobsters with Garlic Butter

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Baked Lobsters with Garlic Butter

This luscious Garlic Butter Baked Lobsters only takes 15 minutes to prepare with minimal ingredients. Get restaurant quality baked lobsters, drenched in butter and garlic, at half the price.

With Christmas right around the corner many of you are looking for some Christmas recipe ideas. We have quite a few for you to choose from: our DIY Seafood Boil, Live Scottish Oysters, Taucheo Dungeness CrabSteamed Garlic Razor Clams or some fancy steak to make it an ultra swanky meal. Check out our Crustacean Journal page for more seafood recipes.


What to serve with lobsters? 

You mean besides adding the classic drawn butter? How about drawn butter flavored with some Old Bay seasoning? Butter laced with freshly chopped thyme, dill, tarragon or a sprinkle of paprika. A handful of parmesan and mozzarella cheese? These are numerous flavors you can add to butter to pair your baked lobster with. Experiment until you find your favorite pairing.

Some sides you can serve along with are garlic macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, air fryer potato wedges. 

Drink Pairing Recommendations 

Beer, Champagne, Wine – Buttery Chardonnay, Crisp Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, White Burgundy, Chenin Blanc (non oak-y option), Dry Vouvrays

Baked Lobsters with Garlic Butter 

for 2 servings 

  • Boston Lobsters, 2 pieces (500-600g each) 
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic 
  • 1 teaspoon Old bay seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 wedges lemon, to serve
  • broccoli, cooked, to serve (optional) 


1. Boil lobsters for 4 minutes in salted water.
2. Preheat oven to 200°C.
3. Using a knife to cut along the middle of the top of the lobster shell towards the fins of the tail, making sure to cut in a straight line. 
4. While cutting through the shell, you may have also cut into the meat, which is perfectly okay. Remove unwanted parts like the lobster legs so that it will be easier to scoop and eat. 
5. In a small bowl, combine butter, salt, pepper, garlic, old bay seasoning, lemon juice, and parsley, then spread the mixture evenly over the lobster meat. 
6. Place the lobsters onto a baking sheet, then bake for approximately 4-5 minutes, until the lobster is fully cooked but not rubbery. 
7. Serve with a side of broccoli and a lemon wedge. 
8. Enjoy! 

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