Recipe for Valentine’s Day Lobster

A lot of you might be afraid of lobster, but I’ll show you how simple and easy it is to make it in your own kitchen!

What you need:  Uncooked lobster tails, mushrooms, chef’s butter, minced garlic, red wine

1. Fan out the tail.  Break it at the joint so it stays flat and in place during cooking.

2. Split tail down the center with a sharp knife, about 3/4 of the way through the entire tail.

3. Open the split shell and pull the meat out toward the fanned end of the tail so the meat is almost, but not quite, removed.  Pull it out about 90% of the way.

4. The shell will pull closed.  Lay the meat back on top of the nearly closed shell.  Now it’s ready for steaming.

5. Add 1-1/2 cups of water (about 2 inches deep) into a pan.

6. Add salt to the water, then add the lobster tails, meat side up.

7. Cover the lobster and steam for 2 to 3 minutes.  Finished lobster meat will be fluffy and white in appearance.

8. Slice about a cup of mushrooms

9. Add about a tablespoon each of chef's butter and minced garlic into a frying pan, then add the mushrooms.  Stirring occasionally, saute the mixture until mushrooms slightly soften – about two minutes.

10. Add salt and pepper to season to taste.

11. Deglaze the pan with red wine.

12. Check lobster to make sure it's fluffy white.

13. Garnish plate with the mushrooms.  Serve with a baked potato and steamed broccoli.

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