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Spicy boiled lobster
4 live lobsters
1 1/2 boxes salt
6 oz liquid crab boil
6 tbs cayenne pepper
1 pod of garlic, cloves separated
1 head of celery, trimmed, in 3-4 pieces
3 onions, halved
3 lemons, halved
Bring 5 quarts water to a boil in a large stock pot. Add all other ingredients except lobsters. Let spice mixture boil for a few minutes, then add lobsters one at a time, head first.
Boil for 8 minutes. Turn off heat and let lobsters soak for 5 minutes. Drain and serve with melted butter.
To make the "dragonfly": Take one of the front small claws of the lobster and put a long feeler into end. Insert a toothpick through middle of claw. Make wings with ends of tail. (See photo.)
We loved this served with filet mignon! We also had several other lobster recipes: Cold lobster salad Lobster with crabmeat Fried Lobster Claws
Recipe by Kevin Boudreaux