Portuguese Style Lobster

Portuguese Style Lobster Recipe

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Kathy D


Take advantage of a good lobster sale to try this great recipe by Emeril Lagasse. I recommended serving this with some good, crusty bread. Hearty comfort food here!


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30 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


  • 2 c
    peeled and chopped potatoes
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 6 oz
    smoked spicy sausage, removed from casings and chopped
  • 1 c
    chopped yellow onion
  • 3 Tbsp
    chopped red bell pepper
  • 2
    bay leaves
  • 2 Tbsp
    chopped garlic
  • 2 Tbsp
    chopped shallots
  • 2 Tbsp
    flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 c
    piniento-stuffed green olives
  • 1/2 c
    pitted black olives, chopped
  • 1 1/2 c
    seeded and chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tsp
    salt (or more to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp
    crushed red pepper flakes (or more to taste)
  • 1 1/2 lb
    live lobster, split lengthwise in half
  • 1/2 c
    dry white wine
  • 1/4 c
    green onions, chopped (green and white parts)

How to Make Portuguese Style Lobster


  1. Put the potatoes in a pot with enough water to cover them. Bring it to a boil oaver hight heat. Cook until the potatoes are tender - approx. 6 minutes. Drain.
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over med-high heat. Add the sausage and cook, stirring, until they just begin to brown - approx. 5 minutes. Stir in the onions, red bell peppers and bay leaves and cook until the veggies begin to soften - approx. 3 minutes. Add the garlic, shallots, and parsley and cook, stirring, for about 1 minute. Add the olives, potatoes, tomatoes, salt and crushed red pepper flakes, stirring well to combine, and cookf for about 1 minute.
  3. Add the split lobster, shell side down to the pot. Add 1 cup of water and the wine, cover and simmer until the lobster shells are deep read and the meat is all cooked through - approx. 10 minutes.
  4. With some tongs, transfer each lobster half to a shallow soup bowl. Season the broth to taste. Remove the bay leaves and spoon the broth over the lobster. Garnish with the chopped green onions and serve!

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About Portuguese Style Lobster

Course/Dish: Fish Soups
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: Portugese

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