Saturday, January 30, 2010

Lobster with Blackbean and Chilli Sauce

The last time we went shopping in Springvale we were lucky enough to get our hands on some frozen raw lobster tails from our favourite Frozen Food shop. They were great value as they were small and 10 tails to the kilogram but unfortunately have been in the freezer ever since.

We decided that tonight would be the night to have them for dinner - maybe a little celebration as today I finished the job I have been doing for the last 8 years and I am moving on within the company as of next week in a new role.

After enjoying the Beef with Blackbean the other week, we knew that the lobster tails would be full of flavour and that their sweetness would compliment the saltiness if cooked in a similar sauce. So the idea of black bean combined with chilli paste was agreed upon as I love chilli and Noel favours the black bean but of course we both agree on the lobster itself!

Lobster with Blackbean and Chilli Sauce

Serves: 4
Points per serve: 5

1 kilogram raw Lobster tails
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons crushed garlic
2 teapsoons crushed ginger
1 tablespoon chilli paste, or to taste
1 carrot, peeled and finely sliced
1 head of brocolli, cut into small florets
1/2 red capsicum, diced
2 spring onions, sliced
4 tablespoons black bean sauce
100 grams snow peas, trimmed and sliced
100 grams bean sprouts
fresh coriander leaves, for garnish

Remove shells from lobster tails, rinse well and cut into bite size pieces. Place on paper towel and set aside.

Coat a wok or large frying pan with oil ensuring the surface is covered. Heat over a high heat and add the garlic, ginger, chilli, carrots and broccoli. Stir fry for 2 - 3 minutes or until vegetables start to soften.

Add capsicum, lobster meat and spring onions. Stirfry for a further 2 - 3 minutes or until lobster is startting to turn pink. Mix through the blackbean sauce until all is completely coated with the sauce. Add snow peas and bean sprouts and toss through until warm.

Serve garnished with coriander leaves.

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LellyJ said...

Ohh yum! That sounds delicous. I haven't had lobster for so long! Good luck with the new job. I think I remember you saying in the past that there was a little uncertainty about your job, so it sounds like it worked out well for you. I guess it will be good not having to work weekends now?

Have a great week

Catherine said...

Oh wow! That looks so good! I absolutely love it!

DailyChef said...

This looks amazing! I'm usually a bit intimidated to cook lobster, but yours looks too delicious to not try.

redkathy said...

Now that's my kind of meal, looks absolutely wonderful!

kanishk said...

I guess it will be good not having to work weekends now?
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