French apple brandy gives a special flavor to braised lobster meat in this lobster in Calvados butter recipe. This refined dish is exceptionally easy to make; simply bake petite lobsters and butter in the oven, adding Calvados and a pinch of sugar halfway through the cooking process. The scrumptious, unexpected combination of ingredients make it a sure-fire success for special occasions.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 24 minutes
Total Time: 34 minutes
- 4 small lobsters, approximately 14 ounces each
- 7 tablespoons butter, divided
- 1/3 cup Calvados, or apple brandy
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
Heat an oven to 350F. Cut each lobster in half, lengthwise, and clean and gut them.
Melt 4 tablespoons butter in a large ovenproof skillet and add the prepared lobsters to the butter. Season the lobsters with salt and pepper and place the skillet, uncovered, into the oven.
Bake the lobster for 12 minutes, basting frequently with the pan juices. Tip the skillet to one side a bit and carefully add the Calvados to the butter; avoid pouring it directly onto the lobster meat. Add the remaining 3 tablespoons butter and 1/2 teaspoon sugar to the pan juices and gently swirl the skillet to blend the ingredients.
Continue baking the lobster for an additional 10 to 12 minutes, or until done. Serve immediately with the hot Calvados butter.
This lobster in Calvados butter recipe makes 4 servings.