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.
|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|
|1||head garlic, smashed|
|8||red potatoes, halved|
|4||live 1-1/4 lb (575 g) lobsters**|
ears corn, husks removed, cleaned, halved***
- Place water, salt, seasoning, garlic and lemon slices in a very large stock pot. Add potatoes and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to medium and cook potatoes for 8 minutes.
- Add the lobsters head first to the pot. Cover and cook for 6 minutes. The lobster should be bright red.
- Add corn to the pot and cook for another 4 minutes.
- Remove potatoes, lobster and corn from the pot. Serve with drawn butter, crusty bread and a bottle of Blomidon Estate Cuvée L’Acadie.
* 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