Recipe courtesy of Libbie Summers

Butter Poached Lobster Shooters

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 27 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 17 min
  • Yield: 8 to 10 shooters
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4 pounds salted butter, clarified

4 to 6 fresh Maine lobster tails

3 garlic cloves

4 fresh lemons, juiced


  1. Reserve 1 cup of clarified butter and try to keep warm.
  2. Place lobster tails in a large pot and cover with the remaining butter. Add 3 cloves of garlic to the pot. Poach on a low heat until the lobster shell changes color and meat is cooked. Allow to cool slightly and harvest meat from tails. Chop meat into bite-size pieces.
  3. While meat is still warm, assemble the shooters. In shot glass pour a bit of the reserved warm butter into each glass. Top with lobster meat and drizzle with a bit of the lemon juice.

Cook’s Note

This MUST be served warm.