Lobster Dinner

by Cindy Yanasha Angulo in , , ,

Feeling quite proud of my fast, DIY lobster dinner!  It's perfect when you crave fancy food & you're on a budget!  This lobstah dinnah is decadent, filling & won't make you feel guilty afterwords!  The best part?  You can get these live lobsters at Hong Kong Mart in Chinatown for $9.99/lb!! #greatdeal


Time: 1 hour


  • 2 live lobsters (~ 1.5 lbs)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika + additional for the corn if you like
  • 1 whole lemon
  • Salt for boiling the lobster
  • Baguette to eat the lobster with (optional)
  • 2 whole ears of corn, shucked


  1. Bring a large pot with water & salt to a boil (make sure it's large enough to fit each lobster completely submerged in water).
  2. Squeeze 1/2 the lemon juice in the water & add the garlic, paprika, coriander, and parsley. 
  3. Cut the rubber bands off the claws and add lobsters to the boiling water.
  4. Cook lobsters for about 11-12 mins depending on their size.
  5. When the second lobster goes in, wait 5 minutes before adding the corn.
  6. Use tongs to remove the lobsters and corn, set the corn aside in a plate
  7. Mix the melted butter, parsley & 1 teaspoon lemon juice together to create a sauce for the lobster meat.
  8. Carefully remove the lobster meat from the shell (there are several fun YouTube videos to help you with this! This is one of my faves: https://youtu.be/UuaXRqfhlcs)
  9. Plate the lobster meat with the corn and serve with the butter sauce & the baguette.  Enjoy!