How to Butter Poach Lobster

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How to Poach Lobster in Butter

What’s more decadent than lobster? Lobster poached in butter!

This method uses beurre fondue, an emulsified blend of butter and water similar to beurre monté or beurre blanc.

Poached lobster can be tossed with pasta, added to salads, added to finished soups or used in a range of other recipes. Be sure to add it at or near the end of the dish’s cooking process, so it just heats through, without being further cooked.

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  • Peeled Lobster Meat, Cubed, or Lobster Tails
  • 1lb chilled unsalted butter, cubed
  • 2tbsp water



Bring the water to a simmer.


Turn the heat down to medium low.  Whisk the butter into the water a few pieces at a time, whisking constantly.  Once the mixture is thick and creamy, add the lobster meat.


Poach the lobster for five to seven minutes, until cooked through.


Use the lobster in the recipe of your choice.

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