Saturday, 25 August 2012

Lobster Piri Piri

Frozen lobsters were on special offer at Costco a while back, and continuing with my 'international week', I adapted an original Nigerian recipe for this.

Many years ago I inherited 12 solid silver lobster forks – not the most useful of kitchen implements, not for me anyway: I think I have served lobster at home a total of four times including today! So at least the forks got a quick polish and an outing into the real world. The place mats with the fish motifs came from Bali. 


For some reason I wasn't expecting a great deal from this meal, but it was absolutely delicious! 


Serves 2
Syn Free on Extra Easy

1 cooked lobster, halved
200g cooked prawns
1 red onion
1 green pepper
200ml passata
small knob fresh ginger, cut into thin strips
1 red chilli, finely chopped
1 tsp bouillon powder
½ tsp sweetener
boiled white rice to serve

Sauté the onion, pepper and ginger in Fry Light until soft. Add the passata, and chilli with some water to dilute to a thinner consistency. Simmer for a few minutes, then add the prawns and heat gently.

The recipe suggests adding the lobster to the pan to heat, but I decided to leave it cold until after we'd picked the meat off it, then mixing it all in with the sauce and rice, the lobster meat heated through that way. I find it difficult enough to get the meat out of a lobster without the shell burning my hands! 


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