Every single time, when I think of seafood (crabs in particular), I feel that I have to break out in song. Usually it’s to the sound of ‘Under the Sea’ where I do my best Sebastian Jamaican accent.
When I think of fish, I tend to sing ‘Les Poissons’ (again from Little Mermaid if you haven’t figured out by now *Oh Hai, Hannah!*).
So when The Boy and I were scouting for produce one day at the markets and came across a happy looking lobster which he wanted to cook with, I said, “Sacre bleu!” and off we went.
It was my very first time using lobster and I had no idea how I would prepare it for The Boy, let alone pull the flesh out in its entirety.
Thank goodness for YouTube! I do the prepping and my man does the plating.
As you read this post, I strongly recommend listening to The Little Mermaid’s soundtrack, particularly the first two songs.
This dish was inspired by Rene Redzepi and in particular to a Noma dish which we were lucky enough to taste in 2012. It’s a completely different take using a different main ingredient (and then some), but all in all, I think The Boy once again did a smashing job with this.
“Arrr!! What are you looking at? I’ll throw you into the ocean with my pincers!”, Lobster 2013.
Oh, and we also bought a new plate which is so pretty and shiny!
The components for this ocean inspired dish are:
- Purple Congo Potatoes
- Elderflower & Dill Cream
- Beach Bananas
- Snow Pea Tendrils
- Shiso Oil
So what do you think? Does this make you feel happy?
“Life is the bubbles! Under the sea!” 🙂
“Under dah seeeeea… Under dah seaaaaa!”
Youtube taught me so much when it comes to cooking as well. Whether it’s wanting to know how to carve a duck, or make ravioli with lasagne (just on Sunday) or how to prepare soft shell crab, etc etc.. Youtube! Picture perfect dish as usual. But what happened to the rest of the lobster? Haha
Siao lang.. hahaha.. you tube is the best teacher!
You guys are the perfect match 🙂 You cook and The boy plates up hehe poor Ricky he has to do prepare, cook, plate and clean unless I’m super nice and I’ll cook hahaha
Looks so good and I haven’t seen these lobsters in Melbourne before hehe
That’s why the relationship works so smoothly.. haha we halve all the responsibilities 🙂
Sacre bleu, what is this?
How on earth could I miss
Such a sweet little succulent crab!!
I miss you Angle Babe. Like for realz I do.
Now the song is stuck in my head!
you guys are simply amazing! ever dish is a work of art!
Hahah this is the one that has made it.. there’s prob a few that cannot even be classified as food 😛
omg prettiest dish ever! And now I have Under The Sea stuck in my head on a loop. Thanks. lol
Anytime lovely, anytime 😛
Best one yet guys! So very pretty and the plate is very nice too 🙂
Wheee!! Thank you 🙂
Amazing, you two.
I’m still waiting for the day when I get my own lobster… waiting waiting waiting…
You did! On New Year’s! No more complaining 😛