Lobster Tails Steamed in Ale with Garlic, Lemon and Butter recipe

Preparation Time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 10 minutes

A great way to impart more flavour into your lobster is to steam it in a flavourful liquid, such as ale. In this recipe, lobster tails are steamed in ale, then served with a delicious mix of minced garlic, lemon juice, melted butter and parsley.


  • 2 whole lobster tails
  • 200ml ale
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 75g butter
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Small handful chopped parsley
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Split lobster shells lengthways. Place the tails into a steamer basket. Pour ale into a saucepan and bring to the boil. Add the steamer insert, cover and steam for 8-10 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile mince the garlic cloves. Melt the butter in a saucepan, whisk in the lemon juice, garlic and parsley and season to taste with salt and pepper. When the lobster is cooked, drizzle with the sauce.

Serve with some warm crusty bread to mop up the juices, or some thick, crispy chips. Recipe serves 2.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
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