Delicious Lobster Recipe – Indulge in Luxury

Hello wine and food enthusiasts! Today, I have a recipe that will truly make your taste buds dance with joy – Lobster with Champagne Dipping Sauce! This dish is perfect for impressing your guests at any special event or for a luxurious date night in. This recipe features live lobsters cooked to perfection, paired with an exquisite champagne sauce that takes the dish to the next level.

The dish has a rich history of being associated with high-end cuisine, luxury parties and grand occasions. However, cooking lobster tail can be intimidating. But don’t worry, we have you covered! This recipe is easy to make and quick to prepare. The ingredients are easily accessible, and we will guide you through the entire process.

The sweet flavour of lobster pairs perfectly with the tangy and buttery champagne dipping sauce. The lightly grilled lobster imparts a smoky flavour to the dish that elevates it beyond your expectations. It’s the perfect balance of juicy freshness and fine dining sophistication.

So what are you waiting for? Let’s start cooking this amazing dish together and impress your guests or partner tonight!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Lobster with Champagne Dipping Sauce
Lobster with Champagne Dipping Sauce

My friends, let me tell you, this lobster with champagne dipping sauce recipe is a game changer. The succulent and sweet flavors of live lobsters combined with the rich taste of unsalted butter and a fresh medley of shallots, bay leaf, thyme, and parsley will have your taste buds dancing in delight.

But what sets this recipe apart from the rest is the dazzling champagne sauce that accompanies it. This sauce made with champagne, sparkling white wine, cream, and a few other secret ingredients elevates this dish to a whole new level. One dip into this rich, decadent sauce, and you’ll never want to go back to plain old melted butter again.

And don’t just take my word for it. Impress your guests at your next dinner party with this show-stopping dish. Or treat yourself on a special occasion to indulge in the luxury of lobster tails paired perfectly with a glass of bubbly champagne.

Trust me when I say that you will love this recipe because it is not only delicious but also easy to make. So grab those uncooked lobster tails and let’s get started on making this scrumptious lobster with champagne dipping sauce recipe that is sure to impress any discerning palate.

Ingredient List

 Get ready to impress with this luxurious and easy-to-make Lobster with Champagne Dipping Sauce.
Get ready to impress with this luxurious and easy-to-make Lobster with Champagne Dipping Sauce.

Ingredients for Lobster with Champagne Dipping Sauce Recipe

For this fantastic lobster dish, you will need a variety of ingredients that are both flavorful and aromatic. Here are the key ingredients needed to make your Lobster with Champagne Dipping Sauce recipe:

  • 3 uncooked live lobsters (tails, 750g each)
  • 6 shallots (150g), chopped finely
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 bunch fresh parsley
  • 3/4 cup (180ml) champagne, sparkling white wine or white wine
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the champagne sauce recipe, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup (180ml) pouring cream
  • 1/2 cup (180ml) lobster champagne
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Salt and pepper

The lobster tails can be used for grilled champagne lobster tails or chopped for a lobster salad. The sauce can also be used as a cocktail sauce or cream sauce.

The Recipe How-To

 This dish is all about indulging in the finest with the perfect combination of succulent lobster and sparkling Champagne.
This dish is all about indulging in the finest with the perfect combination of succulent lobster and sparkling Champagne.

Step 1: Cook the Lobsters

Start by boiling a large pot of salted water. Once the water is at a rolling boil, add 3 uncooked lobster tails (750g) and let them cook for about 8 to 10 minutes. Remove the lobsters from the pot and set them aside to cool.

Step 2: Make the Champagne Sauce

While the lobsters are cooking, it’s time to prepare the Champagne dipping sauce. In a saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons unsalted butter over medium heat. Add 6 shallots (150g), chopped finely and let them cook until they become translucent.

Pour in 1 cup (180ml) champagne sparkling white wine and add a bay leaf and a few sprigs of fresh thyme and parsley. Let the mixture reduce by half.

Remove the bay leaf and herbs, then add 3/4 cup (180ml) pouring cream to the saucepan. Let it simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently until it thickens.

Step 3: Prepare the Lobster Tails

Preheat your grill to medium heat. In a mixing bowl, whisk together 2/3 cup (160ml) champagne, 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, and a tablespoon of champagne vinegar.

Slice each lobster tail in half lengthwise and remove the meat from the shells. Brush each piece of lobster meat with the champagne butter mixture.

Grill each piece of lobster meat for just a couple of minutes, until they’re lightly charred around the edges but still tender.

Step 4: Serve with Champagne Dipping Sauce

Serve the grilled Champagne lobster on a platter along with a bowl of freshly made Champagne dipping sauce on the side. To make it even more special, consider pairing it with some grilled asparagus or a Caesar salad.

Enjoy your delicious and impressive lobster dish with family and friends!

Substitutions and Variations

 Be prepared to fall in love with the buttery, melt-in-your-mouth lobster meat that pairs exceptionally well with the tangy dipping sauce.
Be prepared to fall in love with the buttery, melt-in-your-mouth lobster meat that pairs exceptionally well with the tangy dipping sauce.

If you’re looking to mix things up in this recipe, there are a few substitutions and variations you can try. Here are some ideas:

– Lobster Tails: If you don’t have access to live lobsters, you can swap them out for uncooked lobster tails. You’ll need about 3-4 tails (750g) for this recipe.

– Champagne Sauce: While we love the luxurious flavor of our champagne sauce recipe, you could experiment with other types of cream sauces. A beurre blanc or hollandaise sauce would both be delicious with lobster.

– Dipping Sauce: Want to switch up the dipping sauce? Try serving these lobster tails with a classic cocktail sauce or a lemon butter sauce instead.

– Grilled Champagne Lobster: If you have a grill handy, you could also try grilling these lobster tails and serving them with a drizzle of champagne butter sauce.

– Serving Options: Finally, don’t feel limited to just serving these lobster tails as an appetizer. They would make an elegant main course when paired with a lobster risotto or alongside other seafood favorites like scallops, crab legs, or poached lobster tail. You could even incorporate the lobster meat into a decadent pasta dish like lobster ravioli in champagne cream sauce. The possibilities are endless!

Serving and Pairing

 Don't be intimidated by the thought of cooking lobster – this recipe is foolproof, and your taste buds will thank you.
Don’t be intimidated by the thought of cooking lobster – this recipe is foolproof, and your taste buds will thank you.

Serving this exquisite lobster dish with champagne dipping sauce is sure to impress your guests. The delicate flavors of the lobster tails are wonderfully complemented by the bright acidity and effervescence of champagne, making for a pairing that is both elegant and sophisticated.

To serve, simply arrange the lobster tails on a platter and spoon the champagne dipping sauce over them. Garnish with fresh thyme, parsley, or chopped shallots for an extra touch of flavor and presentation.

This dish is perfect for special occasions such as weddings, anniversaries, or any celebration that calls for a luxurious meal. It pairs well with other seafood dishes such as crab or scallops, as well as light pasta or rice dishes. A chilled bottle of sparkling white wine or champagne compliments the dish beautifully.

For a complete meal, consider serving this lobster dish with a side of lobster risotto or a crab leg salad. The refreshing and crisp flavors of this meal will leave you feeling satisfied and indulged.

So go ahead and treat yourself to this elegant dish! Your taste buds will thank you, and your guests will be delighted by the impressive flavors and presentation of this show-stopping meal.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Every bite of the luscious lobster dipped in the delicate and bubbly champagne sauce is a symphony of flavors in your mouth.
Every bite of the luscious lobster dipped in the delicate and bubbly champagne sauce is a symphony of flavors in your mouth.

One of the great things about this Lobster with Champagne Dipping Sauce recipe is that it can be made ahead of time and stored for later. If you’re planning to serve this dish for a special occasion or dinner party, preparing it ahead of time can save you a lot of stress and ensure that everything comes together beautifully.

To make the lobster tails in advance, cook them according to the recipe instructions, then remove the meat from the shells and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. The sauce can also be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator until you’re ready to use it.

When you’re ready to serve, simply reheat the sauce in a small saucepan over low heat while you grill or sauté the lobster tails until they’re heated through.

If you have leftover lobster meat after making this recipe, don’t worry! You can easily turn it into a delicious lobster salad by mixing it with some mayonnaise, chopped celery, and a squeeze of lemon juice. Or use it to make a decadent lobster risotto, or as a topping for fresh pasta or crunchy toast.

Overall, this recipe is very versatile and can be easily customized to suit your taste. You can even try swapping out the champagne with other types of sparkling wine or white wine to create different flavor profiles. With so many possibilities at your fingertips, there’s no reason not to give this recipe a try!

Tips for Perfect Results


As a sommelier, I know that the perfect pairing of wine and food can take a dining experience to new heights. But the perfect preparation of a dish is equally important. That’s why I want to share with you some tips for perfecting your lobster with champagne dipping sauce recipe.

1. Choose live lobsters: For the best flavor and texture, choose live lobsters whenever possible. If you must use frozen lobster tails, make sure they are thawed completely before using them in the recipe.

2. Use fresh herbs: Fresh thyme and parsley play an important role in this recipe. Make sure you’re using the freshest herbs possible to add depth and complexity to the flavor of the sauce.

3. Don’t overcook the lobster: Follow the recipe carefully when cooking your lobster tails, being careful not to overcook them or they will become tough and chewy.

4. Use good quality champagne: The quality of the champagne you use in this recipe will affect the flavor of the dipping sauce. Choose a good quality champagne or sparkling white wine for best results.

5. Be patient when making the sauce: The key to a perfect sauce is patience. Allow enough time for the shallots, butter, and herbs to cook down before adding the champagne and letting it reduce.

6. Store any leftovers separately: If you have leftover sauce or lobster, store them separately in airtight containers in the fridge for up to two days. Reheat gently on low heat before serving again.

By following these tips, you’ll be sure to impress your guests with a delicious and expertly prepared lobster with champagne dipping sauce dish at your next dinner party or special occasion.


Now, in this last section of the recipe article, I will be answering some frequently asked questions (FAQs) about our lobster with champagne dipping sauce dish. It is always better to prevent than to cure after all, so let’s dive into these tips and tricks that will make your experience even better!

What is the best sauce to serve with lobster?

As a sommelier, I enjoy suggesting delicious wine pairings that can enhance any dish. And what better way to elevate your food experience than with some flavorful dips and sauces? Some of my go-to options include a truffled mayo with just a hint of truffle oil, a garlic and basil mayo that packs a tasty punch, a spicy avocado dip made with Greek yogurt and hot sauce, and a sour cream dip featuring exotic fruits like sweet pineapple. Trust me, adding these dips to your menu will take your taste buds on a thrilling ride. So, sit back and get ready for an enjoyable culinary experience.

What is champagne sauce made of?

To make a delectable sauce for your Oven-Steamed Salmon, combine a creamy blend of mayonnaise, sparkling wine, sour cream, mustard, Parmesan, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, salt, and pepper. Heat this mixture in the microwave for 20 seconds until it’s warm and then add some chopped chives to give it a fragrant touch. Drizzle the sauce over your salmon to add a burst of flavors to this dish.

What is lobster cream sauce made of?

It’s important to hold onto the shells of the lobsters once you are done cooking them, as they are integral to the creation of a delicious sauce. These shells are sautéed in butter along with flavorful vegetables, cognac, shrimp stock, and tomato paste until they impart all of their savory goodness before the mixture is strained. Finally, cream is incorporated to bring it all together.

Can you eat lobster with cocktail sauce?

To prepare the lobster, make a lengthwise cut along the back and crack open the claws carefully with a knife. Extract the succulent meat from the shells and claws. Pair it with zesty cocktail sauce, and sprinkle some dill on top for an embellishing touch.

Bottom Line

This Lobster with Champagne Dipping Sauce recipe is a true masterpiece, full of flavors and unique textures that anyone can enjoy. The combination of fresh lobster tails and the rich, creamy champagne sauce will make your taste buds dance with joy.

Whether you have a special occasion to celebrate or simply want to indulge yourself in a luxurious meal, this recipe is sure to impress anyone who tries it. So why not give it a try today and experience the unparalleled taste of this fine delicacy?

Serve it with your favorite sides, such as crispy fries or a fresh salad, alongside a glass of sparkling white wine or champagne. Trust me, you won’t regret adding this dish to your menu.

With its exquisite taste and indulgent aroma, this Lobster with Champagne Dipping Sauce recipe is sure to please even the pickiest eaters. So go ahead, get yourself some fresh live lobsters and treat yourself to something truly special tonight!

Lobster with Champagne Dipping Sauce

Lobster with Champagne Dipping Sauce Recipe

Get out the bibs, lobster crackers and picks! If you've never prepared live lobster, this is a straightforward approach to a decadent meal. I make this once a year, on January 1, my wedding anniversary. My husband and I had a very low-key wedding (I was wearing jeans, an old sweater and my house slippers!), at 12:30 AM on January 1, 2001 (01-01-01). To celebrate that humble beginning, I make a totally decadent meal for us every New Year's Day. This one is our favorite and it's fun for us to do together. We halve the recipe and drink the leftover champagne. You'll need a really big pot for this, I use a big stock pot. Make sure plenty of napkins are on hand and that you have lobster shell crackers and picks.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Seafood
Calories 460.3 kcal


  • 1 bottle dry champagne
  • 1 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 bunch fresh thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 shallots, chopped
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 live lobsters (1 1/2-2 pounds each)


  • To make the sauce, pour the champagne into a medium saucepan and add the parsley, thyme, bay leaf and shallots; cook over medium heat until just 1 cup of liquid remains, about 25-30 minutes.
  • Strain the liquid and discard the herbs, slowly whisk in the butter, one tablespoon at a time, over low heat.
  • When all the butter has been added, season the sauce with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Keep the mixture warm while preparing the lobsters.
  • In a large pot, bring to a boil enough salted water to cover the lobsters.
  • Remove the rubber bands that hold the claws shut.
  • Plunge the lobsters into the water, head first.
  • Cover and bring the water back to a boil; cook the lobsters for 10-12 minutes from the time the water returns to a boil.
  • Serve lobster with champagne dipping sauce in individual bowls.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 227gCalories: 460.3kcalCarbohydrates: 5.1gProtein: 29.5gFat: 36gSaturated Fat: 22.2gCholesterol: 234.1mgSodium: 459.5mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 0.1g
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