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Roasted Tomatillo and Lobster Salad

When Denise and I made our video on How to Kill a Lobster Humanely, I had the pleasure of eating the lobsters since Denise won’t touch them, let alone eat them. I still laugh out loud every time I think of her jumping out of her skin about Thelma and Louise.

After eating some of the freshly steam lobster, I saved the rest for my husband to enjoy with me. We ended up with a daytime meal, so I made this tasty and light salad to enjoy the perfectly decadent lobster. Oh so good!

I blended these perfect lobsters with some Roasted Tomatillo Salsa I had just made and had leftover too. Yum!

Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Time Required: Prep and Cook Time – 40min

Ingredients:

3 tomatillos

1 onions

1/2 bunch of cilantro

1/2 large poblano pepper

3 cloves of garlic

2 medium lobsters

juice of 2 limes

1/4 cup Greek yogurt

Spinach

2 avocados

Salt and Pepper

Special Equipment and Other Items Needed:

Steam basket

Preparing Roasted Tomatillo and Lobster Salad:

Make the tomatillo and poblano salsa according to the recipe in the link above. For this amount of lobster, I would cut the recipe in half which is what is indicated in the quantities above.

Steam the lobster and remove from the shell as described in the video. Simple and easy. Just takes a few minutes…if Denise is not in your kitchen freaking out!

Mix the tomatillo salsa, yogurt and juice of one lime. Taste. Add salt and pepper as needed.

Add in the lobster and stir gently to combine.

Plate with fresh spinach tossed with salt and pepper and the juice of the other lime.

Cut an avocado and add to the side. Top with the lobster and tomatillo salsa mixture.

 

lobster salad with tomatillo

 

Humane way to kill a lobster

Have you ever wondered how to kill a lobster before you cook it? Should you kill it before you cook a lobster or should you just boil it? Is there even such a thing as a humane way to kill a lobster?

Well, we think there is a humane way. But the best part of this little how to video is watching someone who completely freaks out at the sight of a lobster and the smell of seafood take part in this little act. We think this is an absolutely hilariously funny video on the humane way to kill a lobster. We hope you think so too. If you do, share it!!

Now, before you watch this video, please no comments about how we are cruel people for killing one of God’s creatures. If you are a vegan or a member of PETA, you need not watch this or make us feel guilty for enjoying eating meat.

So, without further ado, here is how to kill a lobster…humanely!!

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Butter Poached Lobster Tail

lobster tails

The small lobster tails at my local grocery store were on super sale so I could not help but get a couple. Seems like such a luxury item when you are not in New England, but at $4, I could not resist! I decided to poach them in butter like they do in restaurants because it really is good.

So, the next time you get a good deal on lobster, try this delicious butter poached lobster tail recipe.

Level of Difficulty: Moderate Time Required: Prep Time – 10 min; Cook Time – 7 min

Ingredients:

2 uncooked lobster tails, removed from shell

1 stick of butter, cut into cubes

2 T water

salt and pepper

Preparing Butter Poached Lobster Tail:

I had two small lobster tails and poaching them in one stick of butter was enough. You’ll need enough liquid that the tails are submersed in the butter (or beurre monté as it is called in fancy French cooking circles).

how to cook lobster

Here are my two small uncooked lobster tails. You’ll want to remove them from their shells and cut them partially down the center to clean out the vein.

lobster tails

Off to make the beurre monté. Place 2T of water in a sauce pan over medium high heat to bring to a boil. Then, with a whisk, add one small cube of butter at a time while constantly whisking. Once it is melted, add another cube of butter until you’ve slowly incorporated the entire stick. Don’t stop whisking. This will emulsify the butter so that it does not separate like normal melted butter does between its fats and solids. Don’t let the butter boil as it will break apart.

lobster on the stove

Once the butter is all melted, add the lobster tails.

lobster tails

Using a spoon, keep the beurre monté over the lobster tails. You’ll do this until the tails are cooked through which will only take about 7 minutes.

lobster tails

That’s it! Sprinkle with a bit of salt and fresh cracked black pepper and enjoy.

Important Tips:

Add the butter slowly, keep whisking and don’t let it boil. Lastly, don’t overcook the lobster.

It’s not a complete waste of butter as you can reuse it. Just place the leftovers in an airtight container and keep in the fridge. You can reuse it for another lobster tail or to sauté something like shrimp scampi.

Humane way to kill a lobster

Have you ever wondered how to kill a lobster before you cook it? Should you kill it before you cook a lobster or should you just boil it? Is there even such a thing as a humane way to kill a lobster?

Well, we think there is a humane way. But the best part of this little how to video is watching someone who completely freaks out at the sight of a lobster and the smell of seafood take part in this little act. We think this is an absolutely hilariously funny video on the humane way to kill a lobster. We hope you think so too. If you do, share it!!

Now, before you watch this video, please no comments about how we are cruel people for killing one of God’s creatures. If you are a vegan or a member of PETA, you need not watch this or make us feel guilty for enjoying eating meat.

So, without further ado, here is how to kill a lobster…humanely!!