Lobster Ceviche Recipe with Cherry Tomatoes and Kaffir Limes

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Recipe Lobster Ceviche with Cherry Tomatoes and Kaffir Limes

Lobster Ceviche Recipe with Cherry Tomatoes and Kaffir Limes. Ceviche, also called cebiche, or seviche a  dish made of fresh diced raw seafood that pickled or cured in a citrus juices with addition of chopped chillies, onions and among other seasoning. Ceviche is popular appetizer in Central and South America region and considered as Peru national herrittage dish. Ceviche is mostly made of raw fish fillet like tuna, salmon, Chilean seabass or other white flesh fishes, but it’s can also be substitude with any kind of seafood like shrimp, squid, scallops and also lobster tail meat. I’m such a fanatic fans of lobster, i’ve made French Style Lobster Thermidor Recipe, Roasted Lobster with Brown Butter, Garlic, Ginger and Soy Sauce Glaze Recipe, Chinese Style Lobster with Sweet and Sour Chili Sauce Recipe, Japanese Style Lobster Miso Soup Recipe, French Style Butter Poached Lobster with Fennel & HerbsItalian Style Spicy Lobster Pasta with Cherry Tomato, Chilli and Garlic Greens, and  Balinese Style Grilled Lobster with Spicy Chilli Sauce Recipe; none of the list of lobster recipe using raw lobster meat, i guess this lobster ceviche is worth to try.

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Homemade Lobster Ceviche with Tricolor Cherry Tomatoes, Kaffir Limes Juice and Pulp and Cilantro Leaves

Lobster  ceviche  with cherry tomatoes recipe is pretty American style since i add some chillies, finely chopped onions and served it with corriander leaves. Instead of using cooked lobster like commonly lobster ceviche recipe on the internet, i just blanched my lobster on a boiling Homemade Bouquet Garni infused water. I’m not attemt to cooked the lobster, but i guess i had to do this since peeling lobster tail meat without prior blancing could be such  a big mess and not that easy to do, beside that, blanching could sterilized the lobster shells. To prevent the remaining blanching heat cooked the lobster meat, i dip the blanced lobster in a large ice bath to suddently lower the temperature and stop the cooking process, remember that warm uncooked meat is the best inviroment for bacteria to growth too.

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Live Lobster Ceviche with Red, Green and Yello Cherry Tomatoes

Making lobster ceviche and any other uncooked raw seafood dish is sounds intimidating to almost amateur cook, not exception for myself. I guess it’s slightly challanging; but first, you should really know how to handle the raw lobster tail meat properly. The first and the key of the safe and also delicious lobster ceviche is the freshness of the lobster meat. I guess it’s preferred the live lobster rather than the frozen, but if you can access the live lobster at least choose the ‘sashimi grade’ which is usually vaccum packed frozen lobster tail meat in a gourmet store. Freshly cought lobster for making ceviche is quite bargaining, as long as you make sure it’s really fresh. Never even thought to use the died lobster in a traditional or even worst in a supermarket that probably laying there more than hours. Once you’ve got the lobster, you need to clean and wash all the equipments to making the lobster ceviche, including your hands. Keep all the ingredients in a cold temerature between 0° C to 4° C, which means refrigerate right after you cut the lobster meat. For savety reason, i didn’t recommend raw lobster ceviche for a pregnant woman because her fetus (unborn baby) are at risk if she eats raw or undercooked seafood, considering that raw seafoods are possibly and more likely contain parasites or bacteria than foods made from cooked seafood.

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Live Spinny Lobster for Making Lobster Ceviche

I’m making my homemade lobster ceviche and cherry tomatoes with a relatively medium size spinny lobster weighed about 350 grams. I purchased the live spinny lobster from Iane Fish Market that located on Jl. Kebagusan dalam I no.42, Pasar Minggu, South Jakarta. Iane fish market is a trusted live seafood distributor that provide many kinds of seafood, including many kinds of lobster, slipper lobster, coral trout, mouse grouper, mud grouper and many more. One thing for sure, they provide it with much more  bargain price tag rather than fancy seafood restaurant. For the cherry tomatoes, i use tri color cherry tomatoes; green, red and yellow cherry tomatoes that quite pleasant for eyes. I didn’t sure if it’s from different species but i guess the green ones is the raw state of either of the red nor the yellow cherry tomatoes.

Asam Jungga Jeruk Jungga Batak Kaffir Lime

Jeruk Jungga, Asam Jungga or Jeruk Batak

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Asam Jungga (Thin Skin Kaffir Limes from North Sumatra)

To made my lobster ceviche special even more, i’m using local kaffir limes called jeruk junggaor asam jungga, an endemic Varieties of kaffir limes that grown in North Sumatra and you know what, i’m feeling so damn lucky since my causin flow it away with her from our Bataknese descent land. For the record, asam jungga or jeruk jungga is pretty damn pricey in Jakarta, especially for the bataknese people since authentic Arsik or Naniura using it. Jeruk jungga or asam jungga could be worth about IDR 7.000-15.000 (70¢- 1.50¢ USD) for each of it. The distict different of jeruk jungga and common kaffir limes is the thickness of the skin; jeruk jungga got much more thinner than kaffir limes. The limes pulp within the ceviche is a great touch too, bursting sourness when you blast the pulp out while chewing the succulent lobster meat.

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Succulent and Sweet Raw Lobster Tail Meat Ceviche

The authentic lobster ceviche made of raw lobster tail meat, but i guess the term raw is not fully truth since the meat protein is denaturated with the additional of acid liquid which is lime juice.  Lime juice is  actually citric acid could break the bridge or chain of protein amino acid in the lobster meat and turn it out into opaque, just like a process of denaturation by heat or cooking. Beside that crappy chemistry, citric acid or low Ph liquid could kill several kind of bacteria and parisites, not all but i guess it’s fine because many people didn’t get died of it anyway. Traditionaly, lobster ceviche was marinated for about three to five hours, but i gess some restaurant just made it after the order comes. Lobster ceviche usually served with Homemade Crispy Tortilla  Chips or Homemade Toasted Bruchetta.

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Lobster Ceviche Recipe with Cherry Tomato and kaffir Lime


Lobster Ceviche Recipe with Cherry Tomato and  kaffir Lime:

  • 1 medium size live lobster (about 300-500 grams)
  • 150 grams cherry tomatoes (green, yellow and red cherry tomatoes), thinly slice
  • 2 Jeruk Jungga or Asam Jungga (Kaffir Limes), juiced one and a half of it and carefully pulped the rest of it
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp light olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp sugar or honey
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black peppercorn
  • 2 tbsp minced cilantro or flat leaf parsley leaves
  • 2 bird eye chillies #optional
  • 1 Homemade Bouquet Garni

How to Make Lobster Ceviche with Cherry Tomatoes:

  • Bring a pot of salted water containing bouquet garni to a boil. Add the lobsters and blanch it until the shell turning red  for about 1 minute. Transfer the lobsters to an ice bath to stop the cooking process.
  • Once the lobsters are cool enough to handle, twist the tail and away from the head to seperate them. 
  • Remove the lobster meat from the tail, remove the middle vein and thinly slice the lobster meat into bite size. Put it in a clean airthight container and put it directly to freezer.
  • I recommended to freeze it for about 1 hour before adding the rest of the ingredients.
  • Combine the lobster tails with lime and the rest of the ingredients, chill it for up to 5 hours.
  • Serve the lobster ceviche with cherry tomatoes chilled with Homemade Crispy Tortilla  Chips or Homemade Toasted Bruchetta

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Lobster Thermidor Recipe (Roasted Spinny Lobster with Creamy Bechamel Sauce and Melted Cheese Topping)

Lobster Thermidor Recipe

Lobster Thermidor Recipe

Lobster Thermidor Recipe. Lobster Thermidor is a classic French lobster dish consisting of cooked lobster meat with a mixture of white bechamel sauce, cognac or brandy, tarragon, mustard and any other ingredients that stuffed into a splitted lobster shell and then topped with cheese and broiled until the cheese is melted and charred. Typically cheese for lobster thermidor topping was gruyère or emmenthal, but you can also be using any easy-melt cheese like mozarella or young parmesan.

Lobster Thermidor with Creamy Smooth Bechamel Sauce

Lobster Thermidor with Creamy Smooth Bechamel Sauce

Basic lobster thermidor sauce is a white bechamel sauce, which is composed of a lightly sauteed roux and poured with milk and heavy cream. Chopped button mushrooms also added within the sauce to give an extra bites. Making a smooth and light bechamel sauce it’s the key of delicious lobster thermidor, because too heavy bechamel sauce can overpowering the natural sweetness of the lbster meat. Once you melted the butter in the heavy bottom sauce pan, swirl it to coat the pan and then lower the heat into medium low. After that put the flour into the pan and stir it vigorously, it will first turn creamy looking, then start to look a little grainy. Once the roux is gariny, this means that the flour granules have absorbed the butter, stop the cooking right here and take the pan off the heat before it starts to turn brown.
Lobster Thermidor with Tarragon and Mustard Powder

Lobster Thermidor with Tarragon leaves and Mustard Powder

The best lobster thermidor recipe need a smooth bechamel sauce, the trick is never overcooked or undercook the roux (mixture of butter and flour) for the bechamel sauce. Undercook roux made a floury smells bechamel, while overcooked roux made a burn hint to the bechamel sauce. After you turn off the heat, pour the milk slowly and stir the mixture until smooth and no remaining roux lump on it. Then you turn on the heat again and bring it to boil and simmer it until the bechamel sauce is done. You can mix the diced lobster meat at this point and season it properly.
Tarragon Leaves

Tarragon Leaves

Authentic lobster thermidor got mustard and also tarragon leaves on the sauce. Those two ingredients was a must ingredients within the lobster thermidor sauce. I was so lucky to get fresh tarragon in Jakarta, i purchased it from Ranch Market Supermarket. Tarragon bring a hint of sweet anise-like flavour while  the mustard give a pleasant spicy and lightly bitter aftertaste, both were blended into a very great combination. Mustard is a very potent spice, if you freshly grounded the seed, i think you need a pinch of it or you’ll gonna overpowering the entire dish. If you found a recipe with 1 tbsp of mustard powder for only 1 pound lobster, i guess it’s a little bit crazy.
Lobster Thermidor with Charred Broiled Melted Cheese Over it!

Lobster Thermidor with Charred Broiled Melted Cheese Over it!

Lobster thermidor recipe using the it’s lobster shells for a serving plate. You can split it down into two separated shells or butterflied it like mine. The lobster shells is crack open with sharp knive in the belly or in the back and let the opposide (which is the back or the belly) still remaining attached. Make sure you keep the tail and head portions of the shell intact while removing the meat, as the large half shells make an impressive presentation when stuffed. Butterflied lobster shell is better than splitted down lobster shell for a presentation purpose, beside it made a bigger space for the lobster thermidor mixture.
Homemade Cheese Baked Lobster Thermidor

Homemade Cheese Baked Lobster Thermidor

Making lobster thermidor  is quite an effort. First you need brush and clean the lobster under running water to get rid any dirt and debris from the lobster shells. After that you poached the lobster in a herbs infused boiling water that called  bouquet garni, which is a small cheesecloth bag filled with herbs and seasonings that is used to flavor poaching liquids and broths. You need to poached the lobster for about 2-3 minutes depend on the size of your lobster, you not want to cooked through the lobster meat, this steps is needed to made the lobster meat is easily extracted from the shells. To prevent the remaining heat continue cook the lobster meat, i suggest you to plunged the lobster into a bowl of ice cold water. After that you butterflied the shell by cracking it from the back (or the belly). After you extracted the lobster tail meat carefully and diced it into bite size, mix it with the bechamel sauce and mushrooms mixture and then stuffed it again to the lobster shells. Topped with cheese and then broiled until the cheese is melted. Lobster thermidor usually served alone with lemon wedges as a appetizer or alongside salad and toasted bread as a main course

Lobster Thermidor Recipe

Lobster Thermidor Recipe

Lobster Thermidor Recipe:

Ingredients

  • 1 medium size lobsters ( 1-11/2 pounds live spinny lobster)
  • 1/2 cup button mushrooms, diced
  • 1 lemon, juiced (i’m using kaffir lime)
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 shallots, miced
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter(i’m using 1 tbsp butter+ 1 tbsp margarine)
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp cognac or brandy (i’m using dry white wine)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup finely grated gruyere cheese (i’m using mozarella cheese)
  • 1/4 tbsp mustard powder
  • 1/2 tbsp finely chopped fresh tarragon leaves
  • 1/2 bsp finely chopped parsley
  • cilantro or flat leaf parsley for garnish

How to Make Lobster Thermidor Recipe:

  • Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  • Bring a pot of salted water containing bouquet garni to a boil. Add the lobsters and poaced it until the shell turning red  for about 2-3 minutes. Transfer the lobsters to an ice bath to stop the cooking process.
  • Once the lobsters are cool enough to handle, cut the back  in half lengthwise with a heavy sharp knife, pull apart the shell  to open it and carefully extract the tail meat. Dice the tail meat and claw meat and set aside.
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Step by Step Lobster Thermidor Recipe: Butterflied the Lobster Shells

  • Melt the butter and margarine in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the shallots and garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the flour and stirring constantly with a heavy wooden spoon to make a light roux, about 2 minutes. Add the diced button mushrooms and stir gentry until the mushrooms soften. Turn off the heat
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Step by Step Lobster Thermidor Recipe: Saute the Roux evenly and Mix It with Button Mushrooms!

  • Add the milk slowly, stirring constantly to incorporate. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer until thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, 2 to 3 minutes. Slowly add the cream, stirring constantly, until all is incorporated. Add the cognac (dry white wine) and cook, stirring, for 10 seconds. Cook, stirring, over medium heat for 1 minute. (The mixture will be very thick.) Add the salt and pepper and stir well.
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Step by Step Lobster Thermidor Recipe: Pour the Milk Slowly and Stir Evenly!

  • Remove from the heat, add the mustard, tarragon, and parsley. Fold in the lobster meat. Put the mixture in the lobster shells.
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Step by Step Lobster Thermidor Recipe: Stuff the mixture in the lobster shell

  • Sprinkle the top with grated mozarella cheese.
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Step by Step Lobster Thermidor Recipe: Springkle with Mozarella Cheese!

  • Broil until the top is golden brown for about 10-25 minutes. Served it immediately and garnish with flat leaf parsley

Bouquet Garni Recipe:

  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 small sprig fresh thyme
  • 3 sprigs fresh parsley
  • 4 sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon black peppercorns

Instruction:

  • Place the bay leaf, thyme, parsley sprigs, sage, and peppercorns in the center of a 6-inch square piece of cheesecloth or a large paper coffee filter. Draw up the sides to form a pouch and tie with kitchen twine.

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Roasted Lobster with Brown Butter, Garlic, Ginger and Soy Sauce Glaze Recipe

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Roasted Lobster with Brown Butter, Garlic, Ginger and Soy Sauce Glaze Recipe

Roasted lobster with brown butter, garlic, ginger and soy sauce is an fusion of western and asian flavour. Instead of using common herbs like rosemarry, thyme, sage, and  tarragon for the brown butter partner, i’m using garlic, ginger and soy sauce for the glaze. Brown butter is actually caramelized regular butter, but it’s needed prolonged heat to let the butter passed the melting point and made it’s milk content denaturated and browned. Brown butter slightly losen it’s milky taste but had a nice nutty flavour. For the garlic and ginger, i grated it first and then squizzed out the juice and using the juice only. You can save the remaining pulp fo making another dish.

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Roasted Lobster with Brown Butter, Garlic, Ginger and Soy Sauce Glaze Recipe

Making a brown butter for glazing the lobster prior to roasing is actually kinda tricky. You need to carefully watch over your pan closely unless you get your prescious butter burn. First you need to melt the butter on the HEAVY BOTTOM PAN, Once melted the butter will foam up a bit, then subside. Watch carefully as lightly browned specks begin to form at the bottom of the pan. Smell the butter; it should have a nutty aroma. Remove from heat and place on a cool surface to help stop the butter from cooking further and perhaps burning. That’s why i pour the mixture of ginger juice, garlic juice and  soy sauce for the roasted lobster glaze right after i turn off the heat.

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Recipe Roast Lobster with Brown Butter, Garlic, Ginger and Soy Sauce Glaze

Brown butter or beurre noisette in France is the main key for the roasted lobster flavour. Unsalted butter is melted over low heat and allowed to separate into butterfat and denaturated milk solids. The milk solids agglomerated and sinking in the bottom of the pan and, if left over gentle heat, will begin to brown. When the milk solids turn into toasted peanut color, the pan is removed from the heat, i like to exposed the bottom of the pan with running cold water to  make the cooking process suddently stopped.

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Recipe Roasted Lobster with Brown Butter, Garlic, Ginger and Soy Sauce Glaze

Roasting a lobster is tricky too, you need to pan seared the lobster meat in sizzling hot pan with the meat side down to seal the natural juices of it to prevent it drained out during the following cooking process. Just like my Lobster with Sweet and Sour Chili Sauce, the pan searing prior to cooking it within the sauce made the lobster meat still tender and moist. Another tips for cooking lobster is you should seasoned  the lobster with salt just before cooking it because salt is hygroscopic . It makes the water is dripped off from the lobster meat and made it easily dried when cooked. One most important thing i learned from making this dish, DO NOT USING DARK SOY SAUCE!, instead you got dark colored lobster meat like mine.

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Roasted Lobster with Ginger, Garlic, and Soy Sauce Glaze Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium size lobster (about 500 gr)
  • 50 gr (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 6 cm ginger, grated, juiced
  • 6 cloves garlic, grated, juiced
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp mushrooms sauce*optional
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice (1 tbsp for season the lobster and the rest for the glaze)
  •  salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil for coating the pan

Instruction:

  • Preheat oven at 200°C
  • In a small glass bowl, mix the ginger juice, garlic juice, lime juice and soy sauce, set aside
  • MAKING THE BROWN BUTTER : heat up the butter in a heavy bottom pan until melted, watch over the butter when you continue the cooking process until the solid part sink in the bottom of the pan and get browned. Turn off the heat
  • Pour the ginger juice mixture , turn on the heat and bring to boil, let it simmer until thicken, set aside
  • Brush and wash your lobster shell evenly
  • Crack open the lobster right in the middle with  knive, protect your hand with kitchen towel while handling the head
  • Discard the tomalley,the vein and any debris, wash under running water, drain it well
  • Heat up 1 tbsp  olive oil in the pan until sizzling hot, season the lobster with lemon juice, salt and pepper
  • Sear the lobster meat for about 1 minute, flip it once and sear another 30 seconds, set aside
  • Brush the ginger glaze all over the lobster meat, roast it until done for about 20 minutes (needed more time for larger lobster)
  • Serve it immediately, brush the remaining glaze and garnish with chopped garlic chives just before serving

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Lobster with Sweet and Sour Chili Sauce Recipe (Resep Lobster Saus Asam Manis ala Singapura)

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Lobster with Sweet and Sour Chili Sauce

Lobster with Sweet and Sour Chilli Sauce is actually a fussion of two different sauce; Chinese sweet and sour sauce and Singapore style chilli sauce. Both of this sauces is actually a tomato based sauce, that’s why i thought combining it will make a great sauce for lobster. Chinese sweet and sour sauce usually got a pleasant tangy or sour flavour derived from vinegar or lemon juice. But you can easily replace it with tamarind paste or any sour citrus juice. Sligthly different from my Saus Padang or Padangnese Hot and Spicy Chilli Sauce that contains coconut milk and spices, this number 35 on World’s 50 most delicious foods; Singapore style chilli sauce contains less ingredients. I guess that’s why my Indonesian Beef Rendang is always be the Number ONE. This popular Singaporean gooey chilli sauce contains shrimp paste, beaten egg dripping and some dissolved starch to made the sauce thicken. Even this sauce tagged as “chilli” sauce, the taste is likely not really hot and spicy.

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Sweet and Sour Chili Sauce Lobster

Cooking whole lobster is a little bit tricky. Thanks to chilli lobster recipe on fimela.com, i know that you should cracked cut and split open the lobster in the middle to make the sauce penetrated the lobster meat because it’s got a very hard shell. There are several rules for cooking lobster. First you should discard the tomaley or hepatopancreas, the yelowish green or gray substance found in the head cavity of lobsters. Even the tomalley is considered as delicacy, i think you should discarded it because it may contains high levels accumulation of toxins, mercury and other pollutants. Second, you need to pan seared the lobster meat in sizzling hot pan with the meat side down to seal the natural juices of it to prevent it drained out during the cooking. Third, you should handle the spinny lobster with kitchen towel to protect your hand because it’s head had several sharp spines that could harmed your hand. Fourth, you should seasoned  the lobster with salt just before cooking it because salt is hygroscopic and it makes the water is dripped off from the lobster meat and made it easily dried when cooked.

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Chilli Lobster Recipe with Sweet and Sour Taste

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Sweet and Sour Lobster Recipe with Chilli and Tomato: Closer Look!

For making Sweet and Sour Chili Sauce lobster,  you should cooked the lobster twice; first you need to seared it and then you cooked it with the sauce.  Diffrent from many restaurant that usually only pouring the sauce over the separately oven-cooked lobster like Chef Adit, the owner of Loobie Restaurant did in the recipe video above, i prefer to cooked it in the boiling sauce to infused more sauce flavour to the lobster right after searing it. Remember to watch over the doness of your lobster, you absolutely did’t want end up your prescious lobster with tought and rubbery overcooked meat.

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Pan Seared Lobster: Seal The Meat Juice!

Sweet and Sour Chili Sauce Lobster is called Lobster Saus Asam Manis or Lobster Saus Singapura in Indonesia. For making this lips smacking delicious lobster, it’s not all about techniques. The ingredients is the most important factor. Choos the live lobster if it’s available, or at least pick the fresh lobster. Fot making the sauce, i choose to use deseede red chilli within the spice paste to make a brighly red color for a better presentation purpose. If you wanted a hotter version, keep the seed or simply add the chilli when you making the spice paste.

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Recipe Lobster with Sweet and Sour Chili Sauce :

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium size lobster (about 500 gr)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice for season the lobster
  •  salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil for coating the pan

Sweet and Sour Chili Lobster Sauce Recipe:

  • 4 tbsp  tomato ketchup (saus tomat)
  • 3 tbsp chilli sauce (saus cabe)
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste (pasta tomat)
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice (air jeruk), you can replace it with 2 tbsp vinegar or 1 tbsp tamarind paste
  • 2 tbsp honey (madu)
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce (saus tiram)
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce (kecap ikan)
  • 1 egg (telur), beaten
  • 1 tsp corn starch (maizena), dissolved in 1 tbsp water
  • 1 cup water (air)
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp oil

Spice paste:

  • 6 red chilli pepper (cabe), deseeded
  • 4 shallots (bawang merah)
  • 3 cloves garlic (bawang putih)
  • 2 ripe tomatoes (tomat), deseeded
  • 1 tsp shrimp paste (terasi)

Instruction:

  • Brush and wash your lobster shell evenly
  • Crack open the lobster right in the middle with  knive, protect your hand with kitchen towel while handling the head
  • Discard the tomalley,the vein and any debris, wash under running water, drain it well
  • Heat up 1 tbsp  olive oil in the pan until sizzling hot, season the lobster with lemon juice, salt and pepper
  • Sear the lobster meat for about 30 seconds, flip it once and sear another 30 seconds, set aside
  • Heat up 2 tbsp oil in another wok pan, saute the spice paste until it’s canging color into brighly red and the oil is separated in the edge of the wok pan
  • Add the water and all ingedients (except the beaten egg and disssloved corn starch), bring to boil
  • Add the lobster and  close it with lid fot about 3 minutes too fully cooked the lobster
  • Slowly pour the beaten egg and then add the dissolved corn starch, adjust the taste (if needed,  add more water)

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Lobster Miso Soup: Earthy Japanese Fermented Bean Lobster Soup Recipe

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Lobster Miso Soup Recipe

Lobster miso soup was a popular japanese  savoury appetizer. Miso it’s a fermented bean with a pleasant aromas and some kick’in savoury hint.  The soybean is fermented with salt and special fungus. Miso is widely used in japanese style cooking, both in traditional and modern, and has been gaining world-wide interest. In Indonesia, miso is similiar to tauco. The diffrence is miso usually processed into fine paste while tauco bean is usually still in a whole form. The taste, aroma, texture, and appearance of miso all vary by region and season, but mostly there are three types of miso; white, red and a combination miso. I used the white miso paste for this lobster soup. I like using it too for making Steamed Fish with Miso Paste.

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Lobster Miso Soup Recipe

Using miso paste on lobster soup is a little bit tricky, make sure that you watch the saltiness of your miso paste. I like the low sodium miso paste or less salty miso is simply because i can used it much larger amount to ge the umami, nutty and savoury taste of the miso. Some miso paste got a very pungent and strong aromas, especially the red miso paste, use that carefully to prevent it’s over powering the lobster soup flavour.

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Recipe Lobster Japanese Miso Paste Soup

My first lobster soup with miso paste seasoning is Plaza Indonesia’s Sushi Tei , Jakarta. Sushi Tei is an upscale japanese restaurant with authentic and also fusion japanese cuisine. Actually i offered a lobster sashimi with about 65 USD (don’t forget the 6.5 extra tax) price tag, it’s came with an hectic presentation; the head and tail is served as a garnish and the meat is thinly slice along side with rice vermicelly and tiny caviar. I only finished about 3-4 thinly slice lobster’s meat since it’s TOO FRESH for me. It’s twiching when i dipped into the soy sauce and wasabi paste, that’s exactly what i mean for too fresh. Eating the lobster’s meat while the head is almost  crawling is really made me losing my appetite. I’m okay with shark fin, snake meat, or soft shell turtle meat, but this lobster sashimi presentation is kinda tortune for me. For the verdict, live lobster’s tail meat is nothing diffrent from live shrimp that i’ve taste before, infact i like the shrimp sashimi more than lobster sashimi because the lobster sahimi is rather bland. I was planned to take home the remaining lobster, but then the waitress ask me weather i want to had them making a miso soup with it, i directly agree considering my sister’s house is quite far away. The lobster soup was superb, maybe because the ingredient is very fresh, but i hope the add more miso paste in the broth.  I guess i just pretent it’s sspecial since i’m saving a budged for that dish.

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Recipe Japanese Lobster Miso Soup

For making japanese style lobster miso soup, you can use raw or cooked lobster, but i prefer the raw since it’s contain much more flavour to be extracted.  I also suggest you to boil the lobster and take the meat after boiling it until cooked, it’s needed to prevent it get overcooked. For the garnish, i use shaved bonito fish  flakes (katsuiboshi) and crispy seasoned seaweed.  For serving, this lobster soup is quite good to served with nice and warm udon, ramen or even noodle. I guess lobster is almost fit with any pasta or noodle dish, just like my Spicy Lobster Pasta with Cherry Tomato, Chilli and Garlic Greens.

Lobster Miso Soup Recipe :

Ingredient:

  • 1 medium size (about 500 gr) Spinny Lobster
  • 1-2 tbsp miso paste (watch over the saltiness level!)
  • 2 pieces konbu (seaweed for making dashi/broth)
  • 3 cm ginger, bruised
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce (you didn’t need this if the misso paste is quite salty)
  • 1 tbsp mirin (rice cooking wine)
  • 1 scallion, roughly chopped
  • 4 cups water
  • chilli oil for garnish
  • konbu fish flakes  for garnish
  • crispy seasoned seaweed for garnish

Instruction:

  • Put the water in a large pot, add the konbu and garlic, bring it to boil and simmer it until the liquid is reduce in half,
  • Strain the broth and discard the konbu and the garlic.
  • Bring the broth to boil again, put the lobster and boil it for about 2 minutes, drain and take the lobster tail meat, drain and set aside the tail meat
  • Put the lobster head back into the broth, add the miso paste, scallion, soy sauce, mirin and boil for about 5 minutes and turn off the heatd.
  • Put the lobster meat in a serving bowl, pour the broth and garnish with chilli oil, seaweed and bonito flakes.

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Butter Poached Lobster with Fennel & Herbs

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Butter Poached Lobster with Fenel and Herbs

Butter Poaching (lobster) was a popular French cooking technique to preserve and retain the flavour and the texture of the meat and the veggies. The basic technique of butter poaching is to slow-cook the ingredients in a large batch of butter with low heat. You should keep an eye on the flame to keep the batch  NOT get BOILED. The temperature of the mixture should between 160-190F (71-88 Celcius). The correct poaching of lobster meat will make the texture is very crunchy.

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Poached Lobster with Butter, Fennel and Herbs

Butter poached lobster usually served in a fine dining restaurant.  Even the dish is sounds fancy, the process of poaching lobster with butter is so easy to do in the regular kitchen. You just need butter to making this fancy lobster dish. The only problem is,mostly homecooking stlyle can’t apply the generous amount of butter that were used for poaching lobster meat just like in a restaurant (actually this is mostly my dilemma). The lobster meat should be completely drowned with the liquid butter for perfect poaching process.

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Many ingredients could be infused within the butter poaching lobster. Basically garlic, shallot and herbs. Today i add some fennel that i’ve purchased on Kem Chick Supermarket. This imported veggies are preety damn expensive, mine was about 300 grams and cost me about 6 USD, it’s tagged with almost twice of the local beef price. Fennel got incredibly crisp texture with a refreshing liquorice like flavour, this just perfect for butter poached lobster!. I add some crushed pink peppercorn too to the poached lobster mixture because pink peppercorn is always fit with seafood. It’s better if you using a salted butter and this make you need to watch the saltiness of the dish, weather you needed to adjust the amount of the salt.

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Butter Poached Lobster Recipe

Another important steps for poaching the lobster meat is the preboiled lobster step. Don’t overcooked the lobster meat ! You didn’t want wasting your money for tought and rubbery lobster meat. After boiling the lobster, you MUST drawned the lobster on FREEZE COLD ICY WATER to remove the remaining heat and  stop the cooking process. Cut the lobster tail meat into large bite size chunks to preserve te lobster flavour into the table.

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Butter Poached Lobster with Fennel and Herbs Recipe:

Ingredients :

  • 1 medium size of lobster (mine was about 300 gr spinny lobster)
  • 1/2 block of salted butter (1 stick), about 100 gr
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (this is needed to prevent the butter burned out)
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 bird eye chilli, deseeded, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup diced fennel (about 30gr)
  • Herbs: fresh thyme, sage and tarragon, finely chopped (i use 1 sprig thyme, 1 sprig tarragon and 2 leaves sage)
  • 1 tsp dry cooking wine
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice or rice vinegar
  • A pinch of pink peppercorn
  • Diced giant sweet pepper and chopped dill weed for garnish

Instruction:

  • First you should ‘silent’ your lobster if you dealing with  alive lobster, simply insert throughly your knive between the eyes of your lobster or you can put it in icy water for about 5 minutes
  • Bring a large pot of water to boil. Simmer the heat and put the lobster. Cover with lid and let it cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Drawn your cooked lobster in icy water to stop the cooking and drained
  • Twist your lobster tail and rremove all lobster meat from shell and cut into bite size chunks.
  • In a sauce pan, heat up the olive oil into simmer over medium-low heat.
  • Whisk in the butter into the pan, add the vinegar and cooking wine, make sure the mixture DID NOT BOILED, otherwise the butter will separate.
  • Add the lobster pieces garlic, fennel, chilli, shallot and herbs and pink peppercorn, cook and poached it for 7 minutes, again watch your butter mixture and make sure the mixture DID NOT BOILED
  • In case your butter poached lobster mixture come to small boil, just simply remove the sauce pan from the heat and let it cool down and put it back to the stove after that.
  • Serve immediately the butter and herbs poached lobster and garnish with dill weed and dice giant sweet pepper.

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