Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Baked Slipper Lobster with Cheese Recipe (Asian Fusion Style)

I found a fish monger selling slipper lobster (aka shovelnose, bugs, flipjack...) at the Kepong Baru wet market recently and quickly bought some. I have eaten this type of lobster in restaurants but they are new to my kids, so I wanted them to try it. My youngest son said that they looked like the monsters from Ultraman series! LOL!
Anyway, slipper lobsters look like true lobster or spiny lobster except that the head is flat. It is not so commercially valuable as spiny lobster. However, the meat texture in the tail is similar to true lobster.
I didn't cook them during the weekend but did so during the weekdays. Since, I was back home late from work, I did not work up a fancy recipe for these lobsters. I wanted something simple like Lobster Termidor minus the bechamel sauce, taragon, wine and mustard. So, I just used whatever stuff I had in my kitchen to bake the lobster with. I added a little curry powder, which goes along well with the cheese.
Here is my baked slipper lobster with cheese recipe.

Slipper lobster, 3, cut into half
Garlic, 3 cloves, chopped finely
Tomato sauce, 2 tablespoons
Pepper, to taste
Cheese, Parmesan, desired amount (I used cheddar cheese)
Light soya sauce, 1 teaspoon
Butter, 1 tablespoon
Curry powder, 1/4 teaspoon or a dash
Olive oil, 1 teaspoon (or  any vegetable oil)

Mix cheese, light soya sauce, tomato sauce, pepper, butter, olive oil, curry powder and garlic together. Spread the mixture evenly on the lobster meat and cavities. Bake the lobster in a preheated oven at 200 Deg C for 20 to 30 minutes or until they turned red.
Serve while still hot!

Final verdict.....everyone loves it!


アンゼエリン said...

After seeing this, I have to admit I'm a seafood lover.. Love this dish very much.

Christine said...

first I'm hearing of slipper lobster, thanks for the photo. Your recipe sounds delicious, one that even I could make! Thanks for sharing.

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suituapui said...

Not a fan of these lobsters...but I bet this dish would taste really great with prawns especially the freshwater udang galah...or what the Chinese call big-headed prawns.

[SK] said...

never have heard of slipper lobster before, they do not have claws??

Somewhere in Singapore said...

so long never eat this...

yvonne said...

I agree with your son... they do look like monster.

But after cooking with cheese, yummy - I put aside the thought of monster, yeah~~

Small Kucing said...

wow....lobster lobster me like

Pete said...

SK : Yup no claws....only small legs

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foongpc said...

Oh these lobsters are called slipper lobsters? I like to eat them! Yummy!!!

Merryn said...

slipper lobsters? first time seeing .. anything with cheese me very da suka!

momto8blog said...

looks fabulous!! I have neve made lobster

Hayley said...

Mmm yumz.. I love seafood!

FiSh. ohFISHiee said...

anything with cheese is my favourite! :) yummy

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wenn said...

wow..I hvn't cooked lobster before..

molly said...

Hi super father, this is another interesting dish. I am always running out of idea to cook or bought the vegi but lazy to cook. Haha cleaning up after cooking is the worst task..


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