Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Sweet N' Spicy Lobsters

Shoprite lobsters are on sale. They had the 3-6 lbs average lobsters. These lobsters are the largest I've ever seen. I got two lobsters and one at 3.5 lb and the other smaller because they ran out of the large one. Both came to a total of over 5 lbs. I cleaned the lobsters and asked my husband to chop them in chunks. This is our first time cooking lobsters and his first time chopping lobsters. So we made a little mess...lol. I had to divide the lobsters in two since my wok is too small.





Ingredients:

5 lbs lobster
1 onion sliced
4 stalk scallions (sliced 2 inch long)
cornstarch
oil for frying


Sauce:

2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
11 tbsp sugar
6 tbsp fish sauce
6-8 chillies
2 tbsp shrimp paste
1-2 tbsp XO sauce
400 ml water

Method:

1. Brush clean the lobster over running water to clean the shell. Chop lobsters in pieces and clean again. Divide the claw from the head and body. Larger sizes require more cook time.
2. Drain off water and coat the lobsters with cornstarch.
3. Heat enough oil for frying. Fry lobsters until 80% cook.
4. Mix all the sauce ingredients together and set aside.
6. Heat the wok with the XO sauce. Add in the shrimp paste. Stir for a second and add in the onion. Then add in the lobsters. Stir fry for a minute.
7. Add in the sweet n' spicy sauce and continue to stir fry. The sauce will become thick. Taste. Then add in the scallions and remove from heat.
8. Serve with rice.



5 comments:

PlumLeaf 李葉 said...

Well Done Ch3rri! They look really delicious! Impressed that you went to trouble of coating in cornflour and frying first!
When I first cooked crab (at my bro-in-law's house) I didn't do the cornflour and frying bit though - still was tasty.

Not brave enough to attempt cooking lobster - my hubbs likes sweet crab meat!

Zoe said...

Look really yummy! I stopped eating lobster because my hubby said it's high cholesterol. But now, I look at your lobster dish I want to go and buy some :-)

ch3rri said...

Thanks. It was scary too since I've never make lobster dish before. But it turned out well. Now we know how to chop the lobsters....lol

ch3rri said...

I received two comments that called me a bitch because I killed the lobsters! Now I will have to go get more lobsters and kill them and then eat them. :)

PlumLeaf 李葉 said...

lol lol lol!
.....if by killing and cooking them makes you a bitch what about the person that caught them, sold them? & the person that eats them? - I think I will call that personthe lucky one! YUM YUM!!!

Love the excuse to buy more to eat! Ha Ha Ha! ENJOY your guilty pleasure!! Heh Heh Heh! ;0)