Monday, April 13, 2009

It's a Lobstrosity!

Here are 2 great lobster dishes that I cooked in the past few months. Very easy to make and of course, very delicious. If you love lobsters, you should love these dishes!

The first is a pan roasted lobster cooked in its own yummy juices with garlic, lemon and sherry wine. Here's a picture:

The lobster is first split in half down the middle and pan roasted in oil. Add garlic, fresh-squeezed lemon juice and sherry wine and cover the pan so that the lobster will cook. You can also add scallops and shrimp for added flavor. Very simple and very delicious. When the lobster is cooked, just dig in!

The second dish has an Asian influence. The lobster is also pan roasted the same way as the above dish but without the lemon juice. Add some Chinese cooking wine instead of sherry. This time, add ginger, carrots, shallots or onions together with the garlic. Sweat out the ginger and onions. After the lobster cooks, add snow peas plus a touch of soy sauce and oyster sauce to add more layers of flavor to the dish. In order for the snow peas not to wilt and become limp, add that ingredient last, just a few minutes before serving. For garnish, chop up some scallions and sprinkle on top. Here's a picture of how the dish turned out:

NOTE: You can also add a touch of corn starch slurry in order to thicken up the sauce. It is a matter of preference more than anything else.

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