Chef Bao

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Drunk Lobster Tails

Simple recipe, yet with an unforgettable result. Chef Bao's version of "Drunk Lobster" is made sear lobster tails in white wine and fermented sweet rice sauce.

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CUISINES: New American
LEVEL: EASY
TIME: 20 min
SERVING: 1 People
INGREDIENTS:
  • 2 large Lobster Tails
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1 pinch Black Pepper
  • ½ cup Flour
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp Shallots
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Root
  • 1 tbsp High Alcohol Content Liquor
  • 2 tbsp White Wine
  • cup Fermented Sweet Rice Sauce
  • cup Chicken Stock
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Green Onion
LET'S START
Step 1
Step 1
Step 1
Clean the lobster tails with water, trim the legs and white shell off with kitchen scissors.
Step 2
Step 2
Step 2
Add pinch of salt and pepper on flesh-side of tails. In bowl of flour, press flesh-side of tails down in the flour, then remove, and set aside.
Step 3
Step 3
Step 3
Heat a medium skillet to medium-low, add oil and sear the flesh-side of lobster tails until the color changes to golden, and the tails curl, set aside.
Step 4
Step 4
Step 4
Peel and mince the shallot, add to the same skillet, along with the butter, stir. Cut skin off ginger, then mince ginger, and add to skillet, stir.
Step 5
Step 5
Step 5
Return the lobster to the pan, add liquor and flambe.
Step 6
Step 6
Step 6
Once the flame is completely out, add white wine, sweet fermented rice, chicken stock, ½ teaspoons salt, ¼ teaspoons pepper, and sugar. Cover skillet, and simmer for 6 minutes.
Step 7
Step 7
Step 7
Meanwhile, remove the onion part of green onion and chop the green stalks. Add to skillet, stir. Finish the simmering for a minute.
Step 8
Step 8
Step 8
Cover the bottom of a bowl with the rice mixture, arrange lobster tails, and dress with pea pods, edible flower petals, and sorrel leaves.
Final Notes
Final Notes
* Fermented Sweet Rice Sauce: Can use contents of a jar named Jiuniang or Láozāo, or MIPOPO Sweet Fermented Rice.