Want to make an easy romantic dinner that will fill the house with wonderful aromas? Try this recipe for steamed fresh lobster.

The finished tasty steamed lobster. Photo: CC--Selbe B.Ingredients:

  • 2 large onions, quartered
  • 4 shallots, quartered
  • 8 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 2 lemons, quartered
  • 2 oranges, quartered
  • 6 stalks celery, quartered with leaves
  • 4 tablespoons black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons seasoned salt
  • 2 fresh live lobsters or 4 (6 ounce) lobster tails
  • ½ cup butter, melted

Directions:
Pour about 1 inch of water in the bottom of a large pot. Add all ingredients except lobster and butter. Bring to a boil.

Add the salt and place a steamer insert inside the pot so that it is just above the water level. Put the lobster tails on the rack and cover the pot.

Cover and steam for 8 minutes. Keep covered and do not lift the lid!

While the lobster is steaming, set the table, pour a glass of white wine, and light a few candles. Serve with melted butter for dipping.

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