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December 31, 2010

beer-steamed lobster tails

Filed under: seafood — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — Kristen @ 12:32 pm

It’s New Year’s Eve, and let’s be realistic. As much as you may want to celebrate the first day of the 2011 with a decadent meal tomorrow, festivities that end up getting a little too festive tonight are likely to get in the way of prepping a complicated New Year’s Day dinner. Luckily, a little beer, a steamer basket, some fresh or defrosted lobster tails, and some melted butter provide a simple, hangover-friendly solution. And with frozen lobster tails running about $6 each, this makes a perfectly romantic dinner for two without breaking the bank.

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Boiling beer rises up to tenderize the lobster as it steams the luscious meat. While your lobsters cook, you can whip up drawn butter, which is basically just butter melted to the point that milk solids clump together and can be spooned out of the silky magnificence left behind. (more…)

November 10, 2009

lobster mac & cheese

Filed under: pasta — Tags: , , — Kristen @ 7:16 am

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Hello there, friends and foodies.  Apologies to all those who I have recently (i.e., during the past 2+ months) denied to send recipes because my blog entries would provide them oh-so-soon.  And here we are, a few months later, on the verge of law school final exam season, and finally – yes, finally! – after much anticipation (at least, by me) and with a much-less-than-perfectly-designed website and a not-totally-original recipe, I’m happy to post my first official food blogging entry.  It only took 2.5 months for my need for procrastination before exams to surmount my obsession with formatting perfectionism, and now you are the happy beneficiaries.

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Macaroni and cheese is, without a doubt, the ultimate second-best comfort food, after my slow-cooked garlic butter and Parmesan mashed trio of potatoes, which I promise to post about between now and Thanksgiving (I swear! I totally botched that, having just posted the recipe a year and several days after Thanksgiving later).  But this is no ordinary mac and cheese.  Here, the lobster adds sophistication, making this mac and cheese recipe truly decadent.
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