Celebrate in style! Anniversaries, New Year's Eve, Valentine's Day all call for a special entree, and this is sure to win over that special someone. The great part of this recipe is that the lobster is partially boiled so that the prep is a little easier. Provide additional butter for dipping if desired. Serve with a salad, a baguette, and a nice wine, and enjoy this romantic dinner for two!


Recipe Summary

43 mins
1 min
1 hr 14 mins
30 mins
2 lobsters


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  • Fill a large pot with 2 inches of water and bring to a boil. Submerge lobsters head-first into the boiling water; cover and steam until bright red, about 15 minutes. Remove from the pot and submerge in cold water.

  • Heat 2 tablespoons butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add scallops, shallot, and garlic. Cook and stir until shallot is tender and scallops are partially cooked, about 3 minutes. Cool slightly, about 1 minute. Fold in cracker crumbs and parsley to make a loose stuffing.

  • Place lobsters on a work surface. Crack claws on one side. Split underside of body with kitchen scissors. Remove tomalley (liver), roe (eggs), sac (behind eyes), and intestinal vein. Split tail open and bend shell back underneath to lie flat to make ample room for stuffing.

  • Place lobsters in a jelly roll pan with backs facing down. Baste with the about 3 tablespoons melted butter, including the shell area. Stuff body cavities and tails with filling. Drizzle the remaining butter over all.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until filling is golden brown, about 20 minutes.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of butter in the ingredients list. The actual amount of butter consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

550 calories; protein 69.4g; carbohydrates 8.8g; fat 25.1g; cholesterol 286.6mg; sodium 1339.4mg. Full Nutrition