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Lobster with garlic butter

Young's SeafoodThis recipe for Lobster with garlic butter comes from the TV show Mitch & Matt's Big Fish' on UKTV Food which is being sponsored by Young's Seafood and has been created by fishmonger and restaurateur, Mitch Tonks.

Young's is the UK's leading specialist fish brand. With two hundred years' experience, the brand's reputation for fish expertise provides reassurance to seafood consumers.

The Company's aim is to make using fish easy for consumers and offer superb product quality, whether frozen or chilled. With access to fish species from around the world, Young's provides a wide range of products, from traditional favourites such as Prawns and Scampi to Chip Shop Battered Fish, Ocean Pie and Seafood Meals.

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Lobster with garlic butterIngredients for Lobster with garlic butter

1 live lobster
4 cloves garlic, crushed
50g Butter
3 anchovy fillets
large handful flat-leaf parsley, chopped
Olive oil, for drizzling
200ml shop-bought Hollandaise sauce

How to make Lobster with garlic butter

  • The best way to kill the lobster quickly and painlessly is to lay it flat on a chopping board and hold it firmly. Find the X-shaped mark on the back of the head and put the tip of a heavy chef’s knife down through it hard. Cut straight down the middle to split it into two. Remove the plastic-like stomach sack, and the intestine track.
  • Twist the claws off from the body and snap between your hands. Tap with a table knife to crack the shell.
  • Preheat the oven to 240°C / Gas 9.
  • Combine the garlic, butter, anchovies and parsley in a food processor for about 30 seconds – until well blended. Set aside.
  • Lay the lobster halves and the cracked claws on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Cook in the oven for 6 - 7 minutes until the meat has turned white but is still moist.
  • Spoon over enough of the garlic butter to fill the lobster’s head cavity and return to the oven for a minute, to melt the butter.
  • Spread the hollandaise sauce over the lobster meat and put under a hot grill to brown the hollandaise – you want it to bubble but watch carefully to make sure it doesn’t burn. Serve warm.

Serves 2

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