Posts Tagged ‘garlic’

Lobster noodle

I’m sure everyone has cooked lobsters at home.  I still think steaming with garlic is the best way to enjoy this high-cholesterol high protein marine creature.   I think this is our first time doing a more proper job in preparing the lobster.  I remember throwing the whole lobster into boiling water once, then most of the time I rely on the T&T workers to clean and halve the lobster for me.   My husband wants to do it himself this time… then he complaint it was so much work at the end of the dinner.  I just realized both of us are not crazy about eating lobster.  I bought this merely because it’s on sale, and I want to reserve the heads to try making lobster bisque one day.

Steam Lobster with Garlic

Preparing Lobster:

1. Put a chopstick from the tail of a live lobster, and insert about 3-4 inches up, hold for 10 seconds.


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This is one of my most favorite dish for hosting big party.  It’s simple, healthy, and very delicious.  It’s one of the recipes that I don’t have to make any changes, as it’s perfect if you follow the exact ingredients.  Of course, I made it so many times that I have made it with variations and tastes just as good.

Garlicky Cherry Tomato and Bread Gratin Recipe – Jacques Pépin | Food & Wine.

Garlicky Tomato and Bread Gratin

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Cilantro Catfish

It’s time to cook the frozen catfish filet in my freezer.  I looked through my cookbooks and found there’s only 2-3 recipes of catfish dishes.   Catfish must have a strong taste as the recipes call for either a salsa sauce or a cajun seasoning, even with some buttermilk coated-deepfrying.  I always like to cook fish with simple marinade and easy method, so I based tonight’s recipe from a Costco recipe that uses orange juice, vegetable oil, soy, lemon juice, and garlic clove.  I think changing vegetable oil to sesame oil, adding ginger, wine, and ground white pepper, and lots of cilantro will be a refreshing way to cover up the catfish taste.

Catfish with ginger cilantro


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It’s time to pick some thyme from the aerogarden.

Because I am using organic chicken breast, I want to use all natural yet simple seasoning for the chicken.  It’s my first time ever buying organic meat.  The skin is thinner which leads to less oil.  Thus baking time needs to be 5 minutes shorter for juicy yet crispy chicken.  I asked my husband if he can taste any difference (of organic chicken)..  well,  not his tastebud.

Good-for-you organic meal along with side dishes:

  • Organic potatoes tossed in fresh parsley, dill, olive oil, salt and pepper
  • Brocc0lini (boil a pot of water, add some salt, then put broccolini in for 2-3 minutes)

Roasted Chicken Breast with Thyme and Lemon


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