This was yummy, but quite spicy. The ingredients were:
- Lobster, 2 pounds, cooked
- Garlic, 4 cloves, minced
- Sugar, 1 tablespoon
- Fish sauce, 1 tablespoon
- Oyster sauce, 2 tablespoons
- Egg, 1, scrambled
- Black pepper, 1 teaspoon
- Ginger, 2 tablespoons
- Jalapeno peppers, 2, sliced
- Scallions, 1/2 cup, diced
This was my first time cooking with lobster. It was a bit intimidating, but a lot less so with the help of the internets. I was told that I had a few choices about how to cook the thing, and I chose to steam it. Notice how the color of the shell changed, indicating the lobster was ready? That’s a sign that God exists.
The recipe called for the lobster to be retained in the shell at this stage, but I disagreed. I thought I’d prefer to remove the shell now, while it was relatively easy and clean, instead of later on. So, being an independent-minded sort, that’s exactly what I did.
The rest of the cooking is pretty straightforward. Add the oil and everything except the lobster and cook for a while, until you like the look of the egg and the scallions.
Then add in the lobster.
Cook for just long enough to warm the lobster and you’re done.
If I had it to do again, I’d probably use one less hot pepper, but you do you!