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Classic Lobster with Lemon and Chive Drawn Butter

Serves 2 to 4
Time 20 min
Lobster might seem daunting, but it is easy to prepare. Serve this delectable feast with baked or boiled potatoes, steamed green beans and a bottle of chilled Chardonnay.
Special Diets:
Ingredients
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 lemon, juice of
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives
  • Ground white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fine sea salt
  • 2 whole frozen lobsters, thawed according to package directions
  • Lemon wedges for garnish
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Method

In a small saucepan over very low heat melt the butter, then skim off all the foam. 

Set aside for 1 to 2 minutes while the milk solids settle to the bottom. 

Carefully ladle the clear drawn butter into a bowl and discard milk solids on bottom of pan. 

Return clear butter to saucepan and stir in lemon juice, chives and a pinch or two of pepper. 

Keep warm until ready to serve.

In a large pot over high heat, bring 6 quarts water and salt to a boil. 

Add thawed lobsters, return to a boil and cook 8 minutes.

 Remove with tongs and set on a cutting board to cool slightly. 

Turn lobsters belly side up and cut each lobster in half with a sharp knife or cleaver. 

Plate and serve with butter, lemon wedges and lobster cracking utensils.

Note: We've provided special diet and nutritional information for educational purposes. But remember - we're cooks, not doctors! You should follow the advice of your health-care provider. And since product formulations change, check product labels for the most recent ingredient information.
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  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 lemon, juice of
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives
  • Ground white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fine sea salt
  • 2 whole frozen lobsters, thawed according to package directions
  • Lemon wedges for garnish
Shop with Prime

Exclusively for Prime members in select ZIP codes.