Slippers in Garlic and Parsley Sauce Recipe

The ingredients for this recipe were purchased at Sea Breeze Fish Market, which you can read about on Serious Eats: New York.


  • 1 1/2 pounds slipper lobsters, about 3/4 pound shelled (You may need to cut larger slippers in half to ensure that pieces are somewhat uniform, for even cooking.)
  • salt, pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 10 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/3 cup minced parsley
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • Crusty bread, for serving


  1. Sprinkle slippers with salt and pepper.

  2. Heat olive oil over medium-high heat; add the garlic. Cook until garlic is fragrant, but not browned. Add red pepper flakes.

  3. Lower the heat slightly, and cook slippers, turning occasionally, until they are opaque and somewhat firm, 5 to 7 minutes.

  4. Stir in parsley and lemon juice. Taste for seasoning, and serve with lots of crusty bread to soak up the sauce.