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 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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Spicy Lobster Pasta with Cherry Tomato, Chilli and Garlic Greens

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Spicy Lobster Pasta

Spicy Lobster Pasta is one of the result from my foraging on Jakarta’s traditional fish market, Muara Angke. This wet, crowded and damn smelly fish market provide many range of seafood product; many kinds of fish, clams, crabs, lobsters and rare seafood like mantis shrimp with incredibly less expensive price compare to the modern fish market and seafood restaurant. Just make sure that you’ve understand about seafood product, since there’s also sold unfresh and fake product like red snapper and clams that had been fortified with non-food coloring to attract the customers.

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Pasta with Lobster in Spicy Seasoning

I purchased 8 spinny lobster with totally 3.7 kilos weight (doubt this is the correct weight) for about 13 USD for a single kilo. Make sure you’ve giving your best shoots on bargain in Muara Angke traditional fish market sice the fish monger used to upscale their price for tourist.  Ask the cheaper price when you buying a large amount, if you only buy a kilo or two, the fish monger give it on 15-17 USD a kilo, but he’ll give you 13-14 USD a kilo for purchasing more than two kilos.

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Spicy lobster pasta with cherry tomato, chilli and garlic green was a simple lobster recipe that won’t failed in your special occation. Tangy cherry tomato with a savoury touch from slightly browned garlic green and a little kick’in from cayenne pepper is just what all needed to present the natural sweetness of the lobster. If you like, you can simmer the lobster head first to extract the flavour and using it to the pasta. Some people like to completely peel off the meat out of the shell, but i choose to serve it within the shell.

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Lobster with Angel Hair Pasta, Cherry Tomato, Garlic Green and Chilli

Spicy Lobster Pasta Recipe:

 

Ingredient:

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  • 1 Medium size Lobster (about 500 gr), cleaned , cut into pieces
  • 250 gr angel hair pasta, cook with package instruction
  • 3 garlic green , finely chopped the bulb and crosswise cut the spring leaf
  • 2 chilli/cayenne pepper (cabe merah), finely chopped
  • 10 cherry tomato,  sliced
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • a pinch of mix italian herbs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup white wine or cooking wine

Instruction:

  • Heat up olive oil in a  large wok pan, saute the chopped garlic green bulb until slightly brown
  • Add the lobster and continue to saute another 2 minutes
  • Add the tomato and cayenne pepper, saute for about 5 minutes until the cherry tomato got soften
  • Add the wine, water, soy sauce and bring it to boil, simmer for about 5 minutes
  • Add the pasta and season with salt, pepper and mix italian herbs
  • Let the liquid evaporated and stir it adequately
  • Serve the spicy lobster pasta immediately

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