Getting a call suddenly from your friends about their visit to your place leads you to think of what to prepare for them in dinner. Isn't it?. In that case, you would undoubtedly wish to prepare something nice to eat but if you do not have much time, what would you do? Below are some sough-after Lobster Tail and Crab Cake recipes that you can easily prepare at home within a few minutes. The first on the list is the lobster tails with chive and butter which is one such recipe which can be prepared in few minutes.
Ingredients required are as under:
5 ounce fresh or frozen lobster tails - 4
One teaspoon lemon peel (finely shredded)
Butter - 1/3 cup
snipped and fresh chives - 2 tablespoon
Follow the steps and prepare the lobster tails with chive and butter :
If you find that the lobster is frostbitten , it should be thawed first. Then the lobster tails need to be washed and dried using napkins made of paper. The next step is to cut the tails lengthwise from the center of the hard top shells and meat, and not through the bottom of the shells. Now, press apart the two halves of the shell of lobster tails with fingers.
To prepare sauce, heat and melt the butter in a pan. Take the pan away from heat and add some chive and peel of lemon and stir it nicely. Now, you can keep the remaining sauce aside once you remove two tablespoons of the sauce.
The third step is to cover the oven of the grill of the gas and heat it. Now you can reduce the heat of the grill to medium.
Brush a portion of the two tablespoons sauce over the meat of lobster and then placed on the gas grill directly over heat. Mask it with a lid and grill for about six minutes. Now turn lobster and brush the remaining two tablespoons sauce on it. Then cover it again and grill for another six to eight minutes, till the lobster meat turns opaque.
Heat the condiment that is kept aside and stir it occasionally. Serve the lobster tails with the sauce as dipping.
Crab Cake is one more popular seafood recipe which you can prepare when invitees plan to come to your place and you do not have much time in hand.
The constituents that are used to prepare Crab Cake have been mentioned as under:
Crab meat of one pound
2 tablespoon of mayonnaise
Eight saltine crackers
1 teaspoon of mustard
beaten egg - 1
One fourth teaspoon Worcestershire
Vegetable oil - 2 tablespoon
Half teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
Salt to taste
How to prepare:
First remove cartilage, in case if present from the crab flesh. Then put the crab meat in a container and keep it aside.
Crackers (saltine) should be be crushed and to it the egg, mayonnaise, mustard, Worcestershire, Old Bay seasoning are added along with salt according to taste and then it is mixed nicely.
The next on the list of the steps is to put the crab decently and mix once again, to amalgamate the constituents.
Crab may break up into fine shreds and we do not want that to happen. Then make 6 crab cakes and put it in the refrigerator at least an hour.
Next is to heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a pan, especially non-sticky pan and shallowly fry the crab cakes till the time they turn golden brown from both the sides.
Serve hot with tartar sauce, or just put few drops of lemon juice on the crab cakes.
When guests come to us, we always wish to please them and by preparing some tasty foodstuffs for them. Recently, when people are and thus, may not have much time, the recipes like lobster tails and crab cake can easily be made at home within very little time.