Posted: Jan 12, 2010 7:42 pm
How to steam a lobster by Jamie Oliver
Find yourself a wide, deep saucepan with a lid and place either some pastry cutters or a small metal cake tin upside down in it – this is to rest your lobster on.
Pour in just enough water to cover the saucer or bowl and bring to the boil. Season the cut side of the lobster with a little sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, sprinkle with lemon zest and dot with butter. Place it on a plate that will fit inside your saucepan and sit the plate on the upturned saucer or bowl. Be careful not to burn your fingers! The plate should be above the level of the water so the lobster steams and doesn't boil. Cover with the lid and steam for about 10 to 15 minutes until the lobster's cooked through. Lift the lobster out of the pan, drizzle with lemon juice, sprinkle with chopped flat-leaf fresh parsley and dot with more butter before serving.