Everything You Need To Know About Steaming Food

Saltwater Steamed Lobster Recipe

Saltwater Steamed Lobster Recipe by Michael Smith.

The liquid you use to steam can also add flavour to your dish. Take a tip from Maritime fishermen and steam lobster in seawater. If you’re landlocked, chef Michael suggests to salt your water generously. It should remind you of a day at the beach.

steamed lobster



8 lobsters, as large as you like

Fresh water

Sea salt


1. Find a pot large enough to fit all the lobsters in. Pour about 1 inch of water into it. Add a handful of salt. Taste the water, it should remind you of a day at the beach and be pleasingly salty. Bring to a boil.

2. To avoid nicks and cuts pull on a pair of cleaning gloves or other hand protection. Grasp the two legs of the lobster, cross them and hold them tightly. This will immobilize them as you slip the rubber bands off the claws. Drop them into the steaming water. Cover with a tight fitting lid and steam for 12 to 15 minutes.

3. Remove from pot and when they are cool enough to handle, remove the meat from the tail, claws and knuckles. Have fun! Enjoy.


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