Lobster Tandoori
Lobster Tandoori
Try this quick and easy lobster recipe by Bal Arneson from Spice Goddess.
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Technique Frying
  • Preparation Time 30 minutes
  • Cooking Time 20 minutes
  • Yield 2 servings
  • 1 live lobster
  • ½ small onion, chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, chopped
  • 1 1-inch piece of ginger, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon red Chilli powder
  • 1 /2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala
  • A pinch of salt
  • A pinch of pepper
  • 3 tablespoons grape seed oil
  • ¼cup plain yogurt
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • ½ teaspoon honey
  • ¼ cup grated white cheddar cheese
  • Slices of lemon for serving
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil
  2. Cut the rubber bands off of the lobster claws and then plunge the live lobsters into the pot
  3. Cover tightly with a lid and cook for 6-8 minutes
  4. Remove and when they are cool enough to handle pull off the claws and cut each lobster in half lengthwise taking care to keep the shell halves intact (you will need these shells to complete the recipe)
  5. Remove the tail meat and clean the lobster shells by removing the green tomalley and rinsing well under cold water
  6. Place them on a baking sheet
  7. Crack the claws open and remove the claw and knuckle meat
  8. Discard the claw shells
  9. Heat oil in a small skillet and add the onion, garlic and ginger and fry until it begins to turn golden, 3 minutes
  10. Add the spices and cook for 1 minute, mashing it into a paste
  11. Put yogurt, lime juice, honey and spice paste into a large bowl and whisk until well combined
  12. Chop the lobster meat and stir into the marinade
  13. Place an oven rack at the top of the oven and preheat to broil
  14. Spoon marinated lobster meat into the reserved lobster shells
  15. Sprinkle each lobster half with 2 tablespoons of grated cheese and then place in the oven and broil until they are golden and bubbling, 5 minutes
  16. Serve immediately with slices of lemon for squeezing

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