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Baked stuffed lobster

June 16, 2009
Hubby makes a great baked stuffed lobster.

Hubby makes a great baked stuffed lobster.

baked stuffed lobster, half eaten

baked stuffed lobster, half eaten

Baked Stuffed Lobster
Saltine crackers, finely crushed
The idea is to get a big enough lobster that will have lobster “juice” to mix with the crushed Saltine crackers. We have used lobsters as big as 3.5 pounds. The lobsters we prefer are 2 to 2.5 pounds.

One roll of Saltine crackers that have been finely crushed is needed for each lobster. We have tried using crushed Ritz crackers in the past, but we much prefer the plain flavor of the Saltines.

With the lobster on its back, use a sharp knife to cut from head through tail. Be careful not to lose any of the juice! Tip: do the cutting with the lobster in a baking pan/cookie sheet that has sides. You’ll be cooking it on a cookie sheet.

Set the lobster aside and pour the juices in with the crushed crackers. There are some things in the lobster’s body that you don’t want to add to the crushed crackers – anything from its head or body cavity (head sac / intestines). You’ll want to add the tomalley/tomale, which needs to be broken up. Leave the meat in the tail and claws intact.

Mix the tomalley / tomale and juices with the crushed crackers and then put a layer of the cracker mixture – about 1 inch thick – along the tail, on top of the shell. Place some stuffing in the body cavity and more along the top of the shell.

Place lobster on cookie sheet. Place tin foil over claws. Place on middle rack in oven.

Bake in 375 oven for 30 minutes. Remove tin foil from claws. Bake for another 30 minutes.



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  1. June 18, 2009 4:09 am

    I am not even sure how I arrived at this delectable photographs – I am now fixated on recreating this meal as soon as possible… What seems to be missing is a recipe for what your hubby does to create the stuffing for lobster – I got home too late to make a decent meal, I hope you realise that your photographs have insured I shall not rest well until I have recreated the scenes you have captured..

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