"C'mon you guys. It's a known fact that lobsters fall in love and mate for life. You know what, you can actually see old lobster couples walkin' around their tank, ya know, holding claws like... "
And if you don't know what on earth I am talking about, we can no longer be Friends (you see what I did there hehe).
Lobster, the undisputed king of the ocean.
And something I had never attempted to cook before. It's always been to scary, all that shell and not having a clue when it's actually cooked. But alas, your good old fishmonger will take the stress out of it for you, who knew!!
Fresh COOKED lobster!! Genius. So all you have to do is eat it, well I can do that part quite well!!!
I was watching another Gordon Ramsay episode which inspired another delicious dinner! All you need to do is decide on the flavouring of butter you want to pack into your already cooked Lobster and away you go!
I even had my fishmonger slice my little guy in half for me (we still had our rubbish knives then, so I didn't stand a chance of cutting an orange let alone a lobster!).
I went with garlic, chilli and parsley, which I just finely cut and mixed in with the butter.
All you need to do then is pack it into the Lobster, wherever there is meat.
And since the Lobster is already cooked, the next stage is really just to melt the butter and grill it all a little. I don't have one big pan, so separated the claws/legs from the body and cooked it for a few minutes in two separate pans. It only needs about 2-3minutes.
We had an entree of steamed mussels (yum) and then had the grilled buttery lobster served with oven baked fries. It didn't need anything else because the lobster was happy to take centre stage, the chips were jus the back up dancers, not really adding anything to the musical spectacular but they make the production look prettier!
So easy, so delicious and so having that again! They aren't cheap of course (there has to be some reason we don't all eat lobster everyday) but as a special meal to celebrate a special friends' pregnancy, this more than did the job, and does well being accompanied by some darn good bubbles too!