Poor Mans Lobster Recipe

Poor Mans Lobster Recipe


How To Make Poor Mans Lobster

Ready in just 17 minutes, white fish fillets are boiled in sweetened water and dipped in butter, for an easy and quick poor mans lobster.

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 7 mins
Total: 17 mins


  • 1 lb white fish, cod or halibut
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup salt
  • 6 oz butter, melted
  • 12 cups water
  • paprika, for garnish, optional
  • pepper, for garnish, optional


  1. Cut the white fish fillets widthwise into 2-inch widths.

  2. Bring the water to a boil. Add the sugar and salt and stir until dissolved.

  3. Using tongs lower fish pieces into the boiling water.
  4. Cook for about 7 minutes or until the fish is just beginning to flake.
  5. Using a skimmer, remove the fish and place in the bowl of melted butter.
  6. Remove from the butter and squeeze lemon juice on the fillet pieces.
  7. Serve hot.


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