3/7/07

Stuff it. Stuff it 'till it's full.


There's no better way (in my opinion) than to spend Hump Day thinking about Lobster Tacos. Oh yes, the classic Mexican dish.....with a twist! A twist of Lobster that is! BA-ZING. In other news, Lobster Tacos are delicious. Wait, that's not other news. I guess that's really all I have to say at this point.

1 comment:

Pete R said...

Sounds delicious. Tried Lobster McSandwiches in PEI, they weren't bad. Check out Mr. "can't drive 55"'s taco recipe:

http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/lc_beverages/article/0,2041,DIY_13997_2277497,00.html

Rock star Sammy Hagar has a not-so-secret passion: his restaurant, Cabo Wabo, located in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. And he's a hands-on restaurateur: he loves cooking and inventing new dishes -- especially those utilizing his establishment's signature tequila! Here he shares his recipe for tequila-marinated lobster tacos.
Lobster Tacos
Ingredients (Filling):
One lobster tail
Two whole Mexican limes
1 Tbsp. cilantro, chopped
1/2 tsp. Serrano peppers, chopped
1/4 tsp. jalapeno peppers, chopped
1/4 tsp. garlic
1/4 tsp. onion
1 Tbsp. salt
1. Split the lobster tails and remove the meat (figure A). Add a dash of salt and set aside.
2. Squeeze fresh lime juice onto the lobster meat. (Hagar uses Mexican limes, which he says are sweeter and have a better flavor than other types. He also uses a Mexican lime crusher to get the maximum amount of juice from the limes.)
3. Add a little garlic and 1-2 tablespoons of chopped onion. (Be sparing of the garlic, as it can easily overpower the delicate flavor of the lobster.)
4. Sprinkle on fresh cilantro, chopped or not, to taste.
5. Add jalapenos and serrano to taste.
6. Finally, pour in tequila (an equal amount to the lime juice).
7. Mix well and set aside for a half-hour. (Don't let this sit overnight, or you'll have ceviche, which is a great dish in and of itself, but it's not what you want here!)
8. The lobster needs to be cooked in a very hot pan, so set the saute pan on the flame to heat. Meanwhile, drain and reserve the liquid from the lobster mixture. (Cooking the lobster in the liquid would result in boiled lobster!)
9. Add the drained lobster to the pan and heat through.
10. Remove the pan from the flame (if you value your eyebrows!) and add the marinade back into the pan. Add a dash more tequila and cook until heated through.