Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Test Your Lobster Knowledge!

Lobster Hush Puppies

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Oil, for frying
3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 large eggs
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 chopped green onions
Salt & pepper
1 pound cooked Lobster meat

Heat oil to 350. In a large bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt & pepper to taste, and cayenne pepper. Add all wet ingredients except Lobster meat and whisk until combined. Lightly fold in cooked lobster meat and set batter aside for 10 minutes.
Dip spoon into water and then a spoonful of the hush-puppy mixture. This will allow mixture to easily fall off the spoon. Drop by tablespoonfuls into hot oil, and fry until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and serve hot!

Lobster Grilled Cheese

Lobster Grilled Cheese
10-12 oz Cooked Maine Lobster Meat
1/8 cup shredded fresh mozzarella cheese
1/8 cup fresh goat cheese
1/8 cup fresh sharp cheddar cheese
2 tbs mustard,
1 tbs lemon juice
1 chopped green onion
salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients except for the cheeses. Butter one side of a piece of bread and lay it down on the hot griddle pan. Spread the lobster mixture on the bread and top with cheeses to your taste. Top the lobster with another piece of buttered bread (butter side out) and cook until both sides are toasted, and the cheeses have melted.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Images from Lobster Grilled Cheese and Lobster Hush-Puppies

Ok..here is how this is going to work.
Images today, recipes tomorrow :)
Sorry folks, short on time today!

Lobster Grilled Cheese and Lobster Hush-puppies

Good Monday Morning Foodies! How was everyone's weekend? Mine was super busy but fantastic. Saturday, I went down to the new Chicago French Market at 131 N Clinton. It was packed with holiday shoppers, but all the fresh cheese, produce and everything else was just great. I'll be making regular trips down there from now on.
After that, I went up to the Cristkindl Market here in Chicago. It's one of my favorite Christmas activities. I also got my Christmas tree up and the house decorated...and I spend Sunday cooking and baking.
I decided it would be a great weekend for some comfort food, so I decided to make my ultimate comfort food, Lobster Grilled Cheese. I had decided to make Hush-puppies with this recipe, so I thought, what the heck...lets throw some Lobster into the hush-puppies as well.
The result...phenomenal.
So here is the video for that little adventure, and I'll post the recipes with the images next!
Happy eating foodies!