Homemade Recipe Review: Lobster

Hey Extras!

So tonight, I finally got a chance to cook lobster again!  It was exciting since, the last time I cooked lobster was on a Valentine’s day three years ago.  This night, it was my turn to cook and Trevor wanted lobster, since I have been talking about having lobster for dinner… forever!  LOL So I was really excited he was in the mood for it.

The way I made it was very simple.  I boiled it with a seasoned water (peppercorns, cilantro stems, a lemon split in half, and sea salt).  I also made Cilantro-Lime rice and had a Caesar Salad with Gloria’s Rosemary Bread toasted.

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Boiled Lobster

1 – 2 lobster(s)

2 quarts of water

2 tablespoon of sea salt

1 tablespoon of peppercorns

a bundle of cilantro stems

1 lemon, halved

First, place the lobster(s) in the freezer.   (This is considered one of the most humane way of dealing with cooking live lobster.)  After about 30 mins, bring water with all the seasoning to a boil.  Place lobster(s) head first into the water.  Place a lid and cook for 10 mins for the 1lb and add 3 mins for every lbs after that.

I stopped the cooking of the lobster at 10 minutes. (I probably would stop it at 8 next time.)  I cooled it a bit so I can take the tail off and cut it in half.  I then place the halves in a Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce and finished cooking.

Garlic Butter Sauce

8 tablespoons of butter

1 tablespoon of garlic, chopped

1 tablespoon of shallots, chopped

1/4 teaspoon of lemon zest

1/4 cup of lemon juice.

Melt the butter under medium heat.  Once all the butter is melted, place the garlic and the shallots in there.  Cook for about 5 minutes.  Pour in lemon juice and cook for another minute or two.  Place lobster halves into the sauce and cook for another 2-3 minutes.  Serve immediately.

Cilantro-Lime Rice

1 cup of rice

2 cups of water

1/4 cup of cilantro, coarsely chopped

1 tablespoon of lime juice

Cook rice until tender.  I used a rice cooker so … when the light switches to warm. fluff the rice and toss in chopped cilantro and lime juice.

I cheated with the Caesar Salad and got the mix although its pretty easy to assemble yourself.  All that you require is Romaine lettuce, croutons, parmesan cheese, Caesar dressing.  I had a recipe for a Caesar dressing that I used a while ago.  I will have to find it and share it with y’all.

Here is the final product!  It turned out pretty good.

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