Sous Vide Lobster in Garlic Butter Sauce

Butter poached sous vide lobster with chives

Sous Vide Lobster in Garlic Butter Sauce

Sous vide lobster is an absolute game changer. Cooking the lobster sous vide creates a tender, juicy lobster that you just can’t get with a traditional method. Then, add in some butter and garlic and you can’t go wrong.

The key to this recipe is its simplicity. The recipe takes almost no prep work, and is practically foolproof. Just add butter and garlic to the lobster and let the sous vide work its magic!

Also, lobster is one of the few proteins that does not need a sear after the cook. Simply put it on a platter, douse it with butter and enjoy!

Time and Temperature

Cooking lobster at 55C/131F for 45 minutes is our favorite time and temperature. Cooking it for 45 minutes is the sweet spot for a juicy lobster. Also, cooking at a temperature of 131F results in a tender shellfish with unbelievable texture. Just make sure you have a reliable sous vide that accurately regulates the temperature of the bath or your results may vary (check out the Anovaย orย Joule).

Although this combination of time and temperature is our favorite, we recommend you test different combinations to find your personal favorite.ย  Toย  explore other time and temperature options, check out our cooking guide here.

Special Equipment

Although you only need a sous vide machine for this recipe, it helps to know you are equipped with the best kitchen tools possible. Check out our full list of recommended gear here.


Sous Vide Lobster in Garlic Butter Sauce

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword butter, lobster, poach, sous vide
Prep Time 5 minutes
Sous Vide Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 4 lobster tails, shells removed
  • 8 Tbsp salted butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped for garnish
  • 1 lemon, sliced into wedges


  1. Set sous vide machine to 55C/131F.

  2. Place the lobster in a freezer bag with butter and garlic, and remove the air through a vacuum sealer or the displacement method. Drop lobster in the bath for 45 minutes.

  3. Remove bag from bath. Gently take lobster tails out of the bag and place on a serving platter. Pour melted butter from the bag on to the lobster. Garnish with fresh parsley and lemon, and enjoy!

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