Thursday, April 9, 2009

Twitter- The New Obsession & Easter Dinner with Oma

Good morning Foodies! Today I have no new videos to post, but I have been working on my new Twitter account. I admit I was one of the last to join the Twittering party, but I'm really digging it now (No tech pun intended). This weekend is Easter as most of you know and I'll be out at my Mom's celebrating with my family. I believe the menu is going to consist of Ham (obviously) and a HUGE heaping bowl of German Potato Salad made by my Oma. I have tried for years to get the recipe for this potato salad from my Oma, but every time I ask she hands me a bag of this "secret spice" that makes the salad exactly what it should be. In all honesty, no one in my family outside of my Oma has any idea what this spice may be. It might not even be a spice, it may be a combination of spices but either way...she won't part with the secret. We have our suspicions that she holds on to it so we have to visit her more often to eat potato salad lol. Clever clever Oma. Anyway, I'll get pictures of all of that feast up by early next week. Perhaps I'll also send a sample of the "spice" to a lab to have it tested. I must be able to make this at home!
Well, I hope everyone out there is having a good week. Enjoy your seasonal celebrations whatever they may be!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Video-Beer Steamed Lobster Tails

Over the weekend, I made Beer Steamed Lobster Tails for my family in my new home. I tried to use my electric steamer for the first time with this recipe...and it was a big fat FAIL. I'm not sure why this machine can steam an entire baking potato in 20 minutes, but it can't even generate steam when I put tails in there. Perhaps my steamer just needs to be replaced. Anyway, I ended up steaming them in a pot with a steamer basket, and they turned out perfectly. When all of the alcohol is burned away, the full bodied beer really brought out the natural sweetness of the Maine tails. It's an easy as pie recipe, with a no-fail outcome. I highly recommend you all try this one day. Check out the video!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Andy & Nikki the Foodie Cooking New Zealand Lobster Tails Part 3

And here is the last video in the adventures of Andy & Nikki the Foodie preparing Giant New Zealand Lobster Tails in the Lobster Gram Test kitchen! The Lobster Tails are finally cooked through, and it's time to eat!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Andy & Nikki the Foodie Cooking New Zealand Lobster Tails- Part 2

Good Monday morning foodies! I hope everyone had an awesome weekend. Here is part 2 of 3 with Andy & Nikki the Foodie preparing giant New Zealand Lobster Tails. This video is my personal favorite in the series because one of the Lobster tails was getting ready to molt it's shell, and it had an identical soft shell directly under the hard shell! In all my years of cooking Lobsters and Lobster tails, I have never seen a lobster that close to it's molt. It was really interesting. Also, NuKiwi of A Kiwi Kitchen let me know that in New Zealand where these gorgeous scarlet tails come from, they are actually called Crayfish. Now, being American I always picture Crayfish as these tiny half lobster half shrimp things. Not these...if the tail is 20-24 ounces, that must have been the biggest crayfish known to man! So thanks to Tiff for educating me :)