So, with Christmas comes traditions. For us, it’s Christmas Eve. Christmas day we are usually jetting off to see everybody in one day with hardly any time to ourselves, so o’er the years we’ve made Christmas Eve “ours”. This year, things were slightly different.
We still curled up on the couch and watched ‘Love Actually’, but instead of our usual Hot Chocolate, we sprung for an elaborate dinner.
Fair warning: If you are squeamish, or vegetarian/vegan…then you probably won’t like this tail of lobster.
For the recipe, make your way into Julia Child’s “Master the Art of French Cooking” and find “Lobster Thermidor”
I won’t sugar coat any of this. So here’s the bullet points:
- Lobster = $$$
- Placing a live lobster in a bath of water/wine/herbs & veggies was an odd task. I felt a lil bit of remorse
- Hacking up the cooked lobster was a wholly mess
- All of the above was forgotten when we had our first taste.
So, here’s a story told in picture form
We cooked up some jasmine rice & braised cucumbers to go along with it.
Rich, complex, tangy and heavenly are all words I would use to describe this dish. Easily one of the best things we’ve ever concocted in our kitchen.
Up next: Our simple, quiet & wonderful Christmas morning.