This Christmas it would be best to serve lobsters to your family members and guest for a grand Yuletide lunch or dinner. As healthy food is in, it’s better to stick to seafood this year as it is the healthiest form of animal protein, definitely more nutritious and less fattening than pork, beef, mutton, lamb or even lean chicken. Amongst all the contenders in seafood, the clear winner is the ‘king of the sea’ or the lobster.
You can cook lobsters in various ways this Christmas. You can either stick to traditional dishes like the lobster stew or thermidor or you can try out new recipes. Lobster with caviar is a very sophisticated dish to serve at Christmas parties. All you have to do in this dish is boil the lobsters in water infused with bouquet garni, chop up the meat, cook it in a pot with butter or butter cream with caviar, season with salt and pepper and drizzle with wine to help the process. This dish has delicate flavors and can be an extremely elegant feature at your party.
Another recipe you can try is Lobster a l’Armoricaine. For this dish you will require a Maine lobster direct from the sea or fishmonger. Then you have to boil it and remove the meat from the shell. Then in a pan, take butter and olive oil and add to it the lobster knuckle and tail meat. To this add the shallots, cayenne pepper, garlic and onion. Pout in the wine and add the tomato, both paste and diced. Also, include tarragon and parsley and cook for 20 minutes. Take out the lobster pieces and keep aside and add the lobster juices. Season this with salt and pepper and then flambé with cognac. Then serve the lobster covered with the sauce with some fragrant or basmati rice.
These two recipes will be thoroughly enjoyed by family and friends this festive season. However, if you want lobster flavorful and light, you can also serve the lobster the classic way, boiled with butter.