Baked Lobster with Garlic Butter Panko

Total Time:
55 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
35 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 stick butter, melted
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves only
  • 2 tablespoons, chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 4 or 5 cloves fresh garlic, peeled and gently smashed
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 live lobsters, split in 1/2, cleaned (about 2 pounds) (ask fish monger to split and clean your lobster if you don't feel comfortable doing so)
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
  • 1 lemon, cut into large wedges, plus more for drizzling, for serving
  • Mixed lettuce, for serving
Directions
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

  • In a food processor add panko, butter, fresh herbs, garlic and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Process until well combined then set aside while you prepare the lobster.

  • Place the lobster halves flesh side up in a roasting tray. Top with the panko-mixture. Drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Bake in the hot oven for 30 to 35 minutes until the top is golden brown. Serve whole with a shell cracker, or split claw shells slightly with the heel of your knife and section the tail into pieces. Serve with fresh lemon wedges, mixed lettuce and drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil and lemon juice.


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