Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

Wishing you all the very best for the season and the New Year! to all my friends I wish you peace and happiness for 2010. We celebrate Christmas with many of the English traditions, but over the years a more "local" favour has become popular- seafood.

5 whole lobsters!

You see some Christmas days are very hot and cooking a Turkey leaves the chef a little worse for wear. So, King Prawns, Lobsters and oysters become a relaxing way to eat with a fine white wine or ale. This is suited for lunch and the turkey can be served in the evening.

The lobsters I did are simple. Cut the lobsters down the centre, clean/wash the shells. Add a knob of butter to each 1/2 with herbs of the provence. Add a tiny amount of black pepper. Pre heat you bbq with lid closed. Place lobsters inside.

Whilst the butter is melting mix up 150ml of double thick cream, one tea spoon of horseradish, 150ml of mayonnaise, tea spoon of french mustard. To this add ground black pepper and French course salt. squeeze 1/2 a lemon and stir until well mixed. Taste, add bits to you liking (eg more salt, more lemon juice etc.

Place in fridge for a few minutes. By now the lobsters will be ready. Serve and a spoonful of your sauce as you see fit- hey presto Quick- not hot oven running inside and Delicious ( even if I do say so myself!)


  1. Merry Christmas Simon
    Thank you for all your support and encouragement this year... it's been a blast

    Those lobsters look YUMMO... where's mine? hehe

    Have a fun and wonderful Christmas xx Julie

  2. Hey You are welcome Julie- Your blog always takes me to Europe and other far away places :o)

  3. Looks fantastic mate! You got me salivating. Hope you have a good holiday.

  4. thanks mate- yea just a bit over a week..not enough but better than nothing. No auctions on the weekend until Feb, so a bit of time to do outdoor stuff

  5. Mmm. Looks delish! Hope you and yours are enjoying the holidays, Simon. ~xx

  6. Happy New Year Simon! Best wishes for 2010 with love from Shetland abbyxx

  7. Ooooooh, I am positively droooooling over this - that looks SO good, I am definitely going to try it out!

    Happy New year to you and yours, Simon, hope it's a good one.

  8. Ah, that would be wonderful, especially with the beer I have right now! I'm tasting it (in my imagination).

    A Happy, Blessed New Year, Simon, to you and yours!!!

  9. Happy New Year Simon
    Wishing you and your loved ones all the best in 2010!! xx julie