Monday, 4 March 2013

So while I am supposed to be doing an essay, I thought I'd share with you a particularly exciting snippet of the weekend. Yes, it centers around food, but we love it and it's fun and delicious and shhhh. Sam and I were trying to find something exciting to cook, and there happened to be a cooking show on focusing on new and innovative (apparently) types of Surf and Turf (Lamb and anchovies? not for me...) so we decided to take a closer look. After research and discussion - which cooking dinner definitely requires - we figured that buying fillet steak and lobster would be too expensive, so settled for half of the equation. That's right, we decided to attempt cooking our very own lobster for dinner! Because it costs waaaay too much dolla we just bought some lovely tails from Waitrose and decided to make home made chips with it.

We had never cooked lobster before, and it was only the second time I'd had it myself. However, after reading a few recipes, it seemed simple was the best option to get the full flavour of the beast. Here is what we did in a few quick bullet points:

- cut down lobster lengthways, almost butterflying it
- brush inside with olive oil
- season with salt & pepper
- sprinkling of lemon juice (which we forgot to get, but reckon this would taste good)
- grill for 3-5 mins on each side on a medium heat

Chips can be quite boring, but home made ones always have SO much more flavour and are really easy to make. And probably much healthier too, especially if you leave the skins on which means you get all the added vitamins and nutrients of the potato AND extra taste.

- cut potatoes in halves or quarters (depending on how big they are)
- boil potatoes for approx. 10-15 mins (you dont want them too soft, just partially cooked)
- slice into thin chips or wedge shapes
- season with salt and drizzles of olive oil
- sprinkly generously with paprika
- shake in metal bowl to get the chips covered and fluff up the sides, meaning they get crispier
- lay evenly on baking tray and drizzle with more olive oil
- roast slowly in the oven on medium heat, for about 30-40 mins
- turn during cooking
- grill for 5 minutes on medium-hot heat to crisp up

ta daaaa! It was a delicious and surprisingly easy lunch, with each plate only cost about £7-8 in total, bargain! Well, cheaper than eating out anyway....


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  2. You made that?! looks like something I'd get in those overly priced but divine resaurants...I'd love to try this myself

  3. This looks sooo yummy! I love lobster.

    Stop by sometime, xo Natalie

  4. My! That looks divine! Can you come and cook for me? I mean obviously the lobster looks amazing but right now I am crushing on your chips, they look great!!

    E x