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Pan seared Spicy lobster- -12/24/13

Pan seared spicy lobster is a dish that is really easy and fast to prepare but you have to use fresh lobster.  Buying a whole live lobster will ensure that the meat is the freshest it could possibly be, but it does mean that you will have to kill it. Ask your fishmonger to pick a lively lobster about 2 pounds is preferred.

There is barely any preparation ahead of time, all you need to do is to kill the lobster, clean it and that's all the work you have to do.  The lobster is seasoned with a generous coating of homemade mixture of spicy spice and then pan seared for about 6 to 8 minutes. 

I was told that lobsters has a chemical that disintegrate their flesh once they are kill.  You have up to 2 hours once the lobster is kill, leaving it uncooked after 2 hours might change the texture of the lobster.


The lobster flesh was so sweet, succulent, and spicy spice really enhanced the taste of the lobster.


Preparation work..


2 live lobsters



Spicy spice:

1 tablespoon chili powder

1 tablespoon sweet paprika

1 1/2 teaspoon salt

3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

3/4 teaspoon cumin

3/4 teaspoon ground coriander

3/4 teaspoon ground ginger

3/4 teaspoon garam masala

3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Combine all the ingredients and store in a container.

Put your lobsters in the freeze for about 2 hours or put then in a bucket and cover them with ice for the same amount of time. 

Once you remove the lobster from the freeze it should be numb and will barely move and it will be easier for you to kill it.

Take a sharp knife push the tip of the knife between the end of the head and the body and make cut all the way until you slip the lobster in half

When you push the tip of the knife down between the head and the body it should kill it instantly.

Twist off or cut off the claws.  Use a scissor and remove the legs.

Here I am hammering the claws so it is easier to reach the meat.

Clean and rinse the lobsters.

Put the lobster in a hot oiled pan and cook for about 4 minutes


Then turned the lobsters over and cook for another 4 minutes.

Once the lobsters are cooked drizzle the spicy spice over the flesh of the lobster.

I used a separate pan to cook the claws. 


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