Barbecue-Steamed Lobster

Barbecue-Steamed Lobster
  • 4 servings
  • 0:35 Preparation
  • 0:20 Cooking
  • 0:55 Total Time


Add all
  • 2 x 19 oz
    (2 x 600 g)


  • sufficient court bouillon, very hot

  • 1/4 cup
    (60 mL)

    white wine

  • 2 Tbsp.
    (30 mL)


  • sufficient salt and pepper

  • court bouillon:

  • 8 cups
    (2 L)


  • 1

    medium carrot, diced very fine

  • 1

    stalk celery, diced very fine

  • 1

    leek, green part only, diced very fine

  • sea salt to taste

  • peppercorns to taste

  • fresh herbs to taste

  • to taste lemon zest

  • 2 tsp.
    (10 mL)

    lemon juice

  • lemon-garlic mayonnaise:

  • 1

    egg yolk

  • 1 Tbsp.
    (15 mL)

    Dijon mustard

  • 1 Tbsp.
    (15 mL)

    lemon juice

  • 2

    garlic cloves, minced

  • 2 tsp.
    (10 mL)

    minced parsley

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 cup
    (250 mL)

    extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 Tbsp.
    (15 mL)

    lemon juice

  • Tabasco to taste


2 methods:


To cook lobster, bring a large pot of salted water (1 cup/250 mL per 40 cups/10 L) to a rolling boil. Drop lobsters in headfirst.

Once water is back to a boil, start timing: 10 minutes per pound (454 g) plus 2 minutes more per additional 1/4 lb. (115 g).

2- Court bouillon:

Pour water into a large pot, add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil, about 10 minutes.

Pour court bouillon into a heavy-duty roaster. Remove grill on one side of the barbecue and place roaster with court bouillon on top of the briquettes.

Preheat barbecue to 400°F (200°C).

Place lobsters on top grill and steam with the cover down for 20 minutes.

Lemon-garlic Mayonnaise:

In a bowl, blend egg yolk, mustard, lemon juice, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper.

Add oil drop by drop, then in a thin stream, whisking constantly to emulsify.

Thin the mayonnaise with the second quantity of lemon juice.

Add a few drops of Tabasco. Adjust seasoning as needed.

Source: Metro

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