How to Cook a Lobster

There are lots of different ways to cook a lobster, here comes my favorite and easiest one, I call it lobster a la Ula:
Recipe is for 2 people:


2 lobsters 1.1/2 lbs each

2 liters of water

1 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. black pepper

4 bay leaves

4 cloves of garlic with their skin, crushed

4 cloves

1 onion, cut in quarters

a few sprigs each of parsley, thyme, sage, oregano or any other herb you like

4 scallions

juice of one lemon

lemon zest

1 stick of butter

Put all of the ingredients except lemon zest and butter in a large pot and bring to a boil, cook for about 15 minutes, add lobsters head side down and cook for about 15 minutes at moderate heat, remove lobsters and put in colander to cool slightly, sautee butter  in pan until slightly brown, add lemon juice and lemon zest, cut lobster tails open and drain any water that might be in the cavity, remove flesh and dip into butter. This goes well with steamed vegetables like asparagus, broccoli, carrots and potato or sweet potato wedges.

If you like spice, you can cook the lobster with a few hot peppers in the broth.

Sharp Knives

Did you know that successful cooking starts with successful prepping and that is usually done best with sharp knives. If your knives are dull they are kind of dangerous and you should consider to have them sharpened professionally.

If you have dull Henckels or Wuesthoffs in your kitchen drawer you might want to consider to bring them to the Suffern Farmers’ Market on Saturdays.

Every other week Bill from Precision Knife Sharpening is on the market and he does a phantastic  job sharpening knives.

Bill does not have a website, but he can be reached at 201-214-9237. Please tell him that I sent you.