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Lobster Tail Roasted over Aromats

Ingredients

  • 30ml cooking oil

  • 2 x 600g lobster tails (from a 900g live lobster), intestinal tract removed

  • Aromatic spice mix

  • 50g sea salt

  • 1 cinnamon quill

  • 4 cloves garlic

  • 4 sprigs thyme

  • 2 star anise

  • 6 coriander seeds

  • 8 fennel seeds

Method

  • Aromatic spice mix:

  • 1.

    Place all ingredients in a mortar and gentle crush with the pestle a couple of times until just broken but not too crushed.

  • For the lobster:

  • 1.

    Pre-heat your oven to 180°C.

  • 2.

    Heat a fry pan over a high heat then add the oil and the 2 tails. Caramelise all over for a couple of minutes until deep orangey red.

  • 3.

    Add the spice mix to the pan and place into the pre-heated oven.

  • 4.

    Cover with foil.

  • 5.

    Roast for 12 minutes until just cooked.

  • 6.

    Remove from the oven and rest in a warm place for 4 minutes.

  • 7.

    Crack and remove the shell, slice the lobster flesh into large medallions and serve.

  • 8.

    Place in the pan with the lobster over a moderate heat and gently toast for 3-5 minutes without any colour until all the wonderful flavours and aromas are released. This should be done immediately before the lobster tails are placed in the pan for roasting.

Notes

Tip – you can insert a spoon into the back of the lobster (into the cavity where the intestinal tract was) before cooking. This will help to keep the lobster straight during the cooking process.

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Posted by Tracy65Report
I don't like crayfish but my husband would love this!
Posted by Suzi18Report
I will cook this. Lobster/crayfish is one of my favourite foods ever! Yummo. Thanks Justin, love your work. :)