Lobster Stew Recipe

Lobster Stew
Photo: Diana Rattray
Ratings (17)
  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: Serves 6
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
773 Calories
49g Fat
14g Carbs
68g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Serves 6
Amount per serving
Calories 773
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 49g 63%
Saturated Fat 29g 147%
Cholesterol 581mg 194%
Sodium 1647mg 72%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 68g
Calcium 622mg 48%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Want to prepare lobster in a new and exciting way? This lobster stew is ideal for cooler months but could be served any time of year. It is relatively easy to make and quite delicious and offers a new take on serving seafood.

Purchase whole lobsters or buy lobster meat pieces to put into the stew. Either way, you've got a tasty comfort food that is sure to delight everyone.

Is lobster stew healthy?

Lobsters are generally low in fat though they are extremely high in cholesterol. In fact, they have just 1.2 grams of fat -- and no trans fat -- but have 212 milligrams of cholesterol (or 70% of what you're supposed to eat in one day). A cooked lobster boasts 28 grams of protein and is also high in vitamin B-12. While the stew does add butter and milk that increase the fat content, it can be enjoyed occasionally as part of a healthy diet.

Ingredients

  • 2 large lobsters (about 4 pounds total, cooked or approximately 4 cups of lobster meat)
  • 4 to 6 tablespoons butter
  • 6 cups milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Paprika to taste
  • Optional: dry sherry as desired
  • Garnish: fresh chopped parsley or green onions

Steps to Make It

  1. Remove meat from cooked lobsters. Cut meat into cubes and fry in a generous amount of butter (4 to 6 tablespoons) until very lightly browned (be careful not to burn the butter, or use clarified butter). If you are using pre-cut lobster meat, simply add it to the butter. 

  2. In a separate pan, heat milk but do not boil it.

  3. Add the lobster meat to the hot milk and cook slowly for five to 10 minutes.

  4. Stir in the heavy cream and bring it nearly to a boil but not over.

  5. Add salt and pepper to taste and a little paprika for color. If desired, stir in a dash of sherry for extra flavor. Garnish with sliced green onions or chopped parsley if you want to add some color to the stew.

Lobster Buying Tip

Canadian lobsters will be cheaper to buy in the early and end part of the year. Maine lobsters will be more affordable if you get them in the middle of the year -- such as from June to September or October. If you buy a whole lobster for this recipe, steam it as opposed to boiling it so it is most flavorful.