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Coconut Curry Lobster

Quick and Easy Jamaican Style Coconut Curry Lobster
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Jamaican
Servings 2 Servings


  • Skillet or Frying Pan
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Cutting Board
  • Knife
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Mixing Bowl


To Season the Lobster Meat

  • 8 Ounces Raw Lobster Meat Cubed
  • 1 Teaspoon Jamaican Curry Powder
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt
  • ½ Teaspoon Black Pepper

To Cook the Lobster Meat

  • 3 Cloves Garlic Chopped
  • 1 Sprig Thyme
  • 2 Whole Pimento or Allspice Berries
  • ½ Cup Onion Chopped
  • 2 Teaspoons Jamaican Curry Powder
  • Cups Coconut Milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
  • ¼ Teaspoon Scotch Bonnet or Scotch Bonnet Powder


  • In a small mixing bowl, add the cubes lobster meat, 1 teaspoon of the Jamaican curry powder, salt, pepper and scotch bonnet or scotch bonnet powder.
  • Mix all the spices onto the lobster meat and set aside.
  • Place the skillet on medium heat and all the coconut oil.
  • Once the coconut oil is heated, add the chopped garlic, chopped onions, thyme sprig and pimento.
  • Saute for a minute before adding the rest of the Jamaican curry powder and stir to incorporate.
  • After a minute or two and all the vegetables are coated in Jamaican curry powder, reduce the flame to low.
  • On low flame, add the coconut milk and stir.
  • Allow the coconut milk to come to a simmer before adding the seasoned lobster meat.
  • Stir the lobster meat into the sauce and simmer for 5 minutes or until the desired sauce consistency is achieved.



The herbs and spices in this recipe are not limited to those listed above. As long as there is Jamaican Curry Powder and Coconut Milk, there will be a coconut curry.
Here are few of the most used vegetables to Jamaicans: 
  1. Sweet Peppers
  2. Tomatoes
  3. Scallions
  4. Pimento
  5. Garlic
Keyword cast iron recipe, coconut curry, jamaican cuisine, Jamaican Curry, jamaican dishes, lobster tail