Blomidon Lobster Boil

Blomidon Lobster Boil

Lobster + Nova Scotia Sparkling Wine = Your new favourite summer combination. A nice mix of spices, a few local lobster, fresh vegetables and a bottle of crisp Nova Scotia sparking wine is the perfect start to a weekend or end of a work day.

This traditional Nova Scotia lobster recipe is the perfect way to impress guests from away or to remind locals why we’re lucky to live by the sea.

About the pairing:
Blomidon Estate’s Cuvée l’Acadie is a méthode traditionelle sparkling wine made from 100% L’Acadie Blanc grapes grown on their ocean estate vineyard. Aged for a minimum of 25 months prior to disgorging, the result is a brut (dry) sparkling wine with a mix of classic L’Acadie citrus, stone fruit and pineapple aromas with the rich toasty brioche notes of extending aging.


15 litres water
1 1/2 cups (375 ml) salt*
3 tbsp (45 ml) cayenne powder
1tbsp (15 ml) each celery salt,ground ginger, paprika
1/2tbsp (8 ml) each nutmeg,cloves, allspice
1tsp (5 ml) each cardamom, chili flakes
4 bay leaves
1 head garlic, smashed
2 lemons, sliced
8 red potatoes, halved
4 live 1-1/4 lb (575 g) lobsters**
ears corn, husks removed, cleaned, halved***
Drawn butter


  1. Place water, salt, seasoning, garlic and lemon slices in a very large stock pot. Add potatoes and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to medium and cook potatoes for 8 minutes.
  3. Add the lobsters head first to the pot. Cover and cook for 6 minutes. The lobster should be bright red.
  4. Add corn to the pot and cook for another 4 minutes.
  5. Remove potatoes, lobster and corn from the pot. Serve with drawn butter, crusty bread and a bottle of Blomidon Estate Cuvée L’Acadie.

Recipe Hints

* If you use ocean water to boil your lobster, no need for the salt
**Get your corn from Noggins Corner Farm Market, Stirling Fruit Farms, Masstown Market or one of the many other Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia.
***Make sure your lobsters are fresh from the ocean, get them from Clearwater Retail Shops, Fisherman’s Market International, Victoria Co-op Fisheries, NovaCan Live Seafood, or Gidney Fisheries Ltd.

Recipe provided by: Blomidon Estate Winery
This recipe is featured in our 2016 Taste of Nova Scotia Culinary Adventure Guide

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