I am back and up! Humm, actually not really… Got home after our wonderful winter get away, happy to see our gang (dog, cat and daughter, no wait… daughter, dog and cat) and get back to cooking and blogging right away but got under the weather. It seems my body was holding on, fighting the flu, that everybody has had already, to enjoy the holidays and eventually it gave up. But I am lucky enough to have had lots of natural vitamin D. Today, in a snow storm day coming our way, cozy and warm at home, some TLC and my immune system is working in full speed, the worst has passed.
January is gone and now it is almost Valentine’s! No kidding, hearts and pink and red stuff everywhere! I love change and this cycle of Christmas, Boxing Day sales, Valentine’s is so predictable… Anyway I am all for celebrating our partnerships in a special way and sharing good food with the one you share your life with is an act of love, one amongst many others.
If your thing is to celebrate Valentine’s day at home avoiding the crowded restaurants, this is the perfect dinner for you. I find it “perfect” because it beats all requirement for healthy, romantic and tasty! Splurge with the lobster dish and it will be still cheaper and way better – hopefully- than going to a fancy restaurant, which is the only way to enjoy a perfectly cooked lobster tail. Set up a nice table, candles on, little flowers in the center, some wine and Chocolate dipped strawberry and apples bites for dessert and you are ready!
In these dinners my husband is normally the cook for the meat dish and I make dessert and the side dish or salad. Fun starts way ahead, planning, shopping and cooking together.
The original recipe is from All recipes Canada and we didn’t make any change to it, worked perfectly!
The side dish you see in the background is my ever favorite Crunchy veggie mousse that took our special meal to a heavenly level!
Broiled lobster tails
2 servings (you can see we more than doubled it)
2 whole lobster tails
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon ground paprika
salt to taste
ground white pepper, to taste
1 lemon – cut into wedges, for garnish
Preheat the broiler.
Place lobster tails on a baking sheet. With a sharp knife or kitchen shears, carefully cut top side of lobster shells lengthwise. Pull apart shells slightly, and season meat with equal amounts of butter, paprika, salt, and white pepper.
Broil lobster tails until lightly browned and lobster meat is opaque, about 5 to 10 minutes. Garnish with lemon wedges to server.
Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!
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