Fish & Seafood Recipes

Butter Poached DISHWASHER Lobster

Butter Poached Dishwasher Lobster

By Jarrod McKinney


Ingredients - 1 small lobster tail, 1 stick of butter


Cooking Utensils

Ball Mason jar with lid

Dishwasher (Preferably full of dirty dishes! The trick is killing 2 birds with one stone! Get the dishes done and cook dinner in 1 fell swoop! Great for guys trying to earn brownie points!)



Cut half the stick of butter into pats and drop into the mason jar.

Shell and split the lobster tail and place in the mason jar.

Cut remainder of butter into pats over the lobster.

Place lid on tightly.

Place in dishwasher (with dirty dishes!) directly over the lower heating element.

NOTE - placing over the heating element is key to thoroughly cooking your tails!



Since every dishwasher is different, results may vary!

I used basically every wash option available to lengthen the cook time. I figured over cooked was better than under. I used Heavy Wash, Steam Clean, Super Scrub, and most importantly, Heated Dry!

Amazingly enough, It was perfect. Some of the best prepared lobster I've ever had.


Cooking time will obviously vary with different dishwashers, but 2.5 - 3.5 hours will be about average. You may want to time a load of dishes before attempting this so you know when to start it before your meal!


Be creative! We've used garlic and other seasonings in the jar as well, but straight butter was always our favorite. I also recommend rubbing your seasoning directly on the lobster if you try it.



Maple Syrup Salmon

  •     1/4 cup maple syrup
  •     2 tablespoons soy sauce
  •     1 clove garlic, minced
  •     1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  •     1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  •     1 pound salmon
  1. In a small bowl, mix the maple syrup, soy sauce, garlic, garlic salt, and pepper.
  2. Place salmon in a shallow baking dish, coat with maple syrup mixture. Cover dish, marinate salmon in the refrigerator 30 minutes, turning once.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  4. Place the baking dish in the preheated oven, bake salmon uncovered 20 minutes, or until easily flaked with a fork.

Grilled Salmon

  •     1 1/2 pounds salmon fillets
  •     lemon pepper to taste
  •     garlic powder to taste
  •     salt to taste
  •     1/3 cup soy sauce
  •     1/3 cup brown sugar
  •     1/3 cup water
  •     1/4 cup vegetable oil
  1. Season salmon fillets with lemon pepper, garlic powder, and salt.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together soy sauce, brown sugar, water, and vegetable oil until sugar is dissolved. Place fish in a large resealable plastic bag with the soy sauce mixture, seal, and turn to coat. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  3. Preheat grill for medium heat.
  4. Lightly oil grill grate. Place salmon on the preheated grill, and discard marinade. Cook salmon for 6 to 8 minutes per side, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.

Barbecued Firecracker Shrimp

Adjust the cayenne pepper according to your taste.

Prep Time:  15 minutes
Cook Time:  8 minutes
Serves 6

  • 2 lb lg. uncooked shrimp
  • 2 Tbls.  olive oil


  • 2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp.  salt
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. dried chili flakes
  • 1 tsp. ground sweet paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. ground dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. thyme
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder

Shell the shrimp, leaving the tails on.  Skewer six shrimp on each skewer.  Brush with olive oil.  Mix dry ingredients and sprinkle over the shrimp on both sides.  Cook on HOT barbecue grill for 4 minutes each side or until shrimp are pink and tender.

Cornflake Crusted Walleye

  • 3-4 lb. Walleye fillets, cut fillet in 2 if lg.
  • 1 box Cornflakes crushed as finely as possible
  • 4 eggs with dash of milk for batter
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper to crushed Cornflakes, if desired

Heat oil (1-1 1/2 inch deep) to 350 degrees or frying temperature. Dip walleye fillet in egg batter and let excess drain or slide off with fingers. Roll fillet in crushed Cornflakes and place in heated oil. Turn fish once or twice until easily pierced with a fork. Drain on plate lined with paper towels.

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Parmesan Caesar Walleye

  • 1 bottle Caesar dressing
  • Soda cracker crumbs
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Walleye fillets

Marinate walleye fillets in Caesar dressing 30 minutes or longer. Mix equal parts of cracker crumbs and Parmesan. Coat fillets with cracker mixture. Bake on greased pan 12 to 15 minutes at 500 degrees.

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