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!)