Fried Lobster Won Tons

To make the Lobster Won Tons, I used:

  • 1-2 cups lobster meat (use what you have)
  • 16 Won Ton Wrappers
  • Cooked Ginger and onion (in soy and oil), small amount
  • Green onions, diced

Mix Lobster Meat with diced cooked ginger and onions and green onions. Place a small amount in a won ton wrapper. The only way I know to roll and keep tight is to fold over and pinch the two ends together.

Add won tons to a medium high skillet with enough oil to fry but not submerge the won tons is preferred. Serve with spicy soy sauce made from a little more cooked ginger and onion with soy sauce and maybe sriracha. YUM.

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“Big Ern”, the Giant Lobster

Big Ern is a legend around here. I bought him for my boyfriend’s birthday dinner and he turned out to be more than dinner. At an impressive 3.78 pounds, this lobster was too good to turn back. I had to have him.

I brought him home and starting boiling a pot of water with dried lemon grass and diced onions. I submerged the lobster after poking him twice in the shoulders, to allow it to bend and boil completely in pot. After 15 minutes he was red and ready to start chopping.

I removed the claws and used the claw meat to make lobster won tons and lobster won ton soup. The tail was used for eating and making lobster rolls. The lobster shell was so strong, it broke my kitchen scissors. My advice is to prepare your kitchen tools ahead of time.

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Beer Baked Mussels

20130115-102343.jpgIn my local market, I found these New Zeland Green Mussels, already precooked and frozen. I defrosted the box and found that there more than we could eat and did them two ways. Beer Baked and Cooked in Coconut Curry https://thisgirlreallycooks.com/2013/03/18/coconut-curry-mussels/

Beer Baked Mussels

  • 20-24 Defrosted Precooked New Zeland Green Mussels
  • 1 beer, IPA, Stout, Ale or other flavorful beer
  • 1/3 onion, finely diced
  • 2-3 pats of butter or 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • Bread Crumbs
  • Parmesan Cheese (optional)
  • Cracked Salt and Pepper
  1. Pre Heat Oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Heat butter in small pan and add onions, sauté for a few minutes until golden
  3. Place mussels in the baking pan and pour the bottle of beer over the mussels
  4. Spoon the sautéed onion onto each mussel and add a little breadcrumbs and Parmesan Cheese to each mussel. Crack Salt and Pepper over them.
  5. Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes, checking often and basting the mussels with the beer broth.

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