Hello everyone! Thank you for the warm Mother’s Day wishes! I really appreciate you taking the time to drop by and wishing me a happy Mother’s day 😀 I know some of you were not able to spend Mother’s day with your moms because you live so far away but always remember, no matter the distance, a mother always keeps her children close to her in her heart.
If you haven’t guessed already, on the menu for Mom’s day was LOBSTER! I am a huge seafood fan. Put seafood in front of me and I turn into Homer Simpson at the sight of a donut. There’s no holding me back.
T&T Chinese Supermarket was having a sale on large lobsters (3 lbs and up) at $7.99 per pound. So of course I had to get in on the action. I loaded the kiddies into the SUV along with Grandpa (who else did you think was going to pay for the lobsters? teeheehee) and off we went. We were feeding 8 people so we got 4 large lobsters. My Dad wanted to get 6 but I don’t know why I stopped him, guess I was having a crazy moment 😉
Those of you who have been to a Chinese wedding where they serve that 10 course meal will be familiar with this dish. I’d like to say I made this kick-ass lobster with cream sauce on top of noodles dish but I didn’t so I must give all the credit to Daddio.
Let’s just get to the recipe shall we? Be warned, this is so high in fat but so irresistible, definitely worth it but an “occasional treat” type of dish. Remember, we made 4 large lobsters with the ingredients in the picture below so I will give you the recipe according to 2 regular sized lobsters.
- 1 bag of noodles (any brand you prefer)
- 2 onions chopped
- 1 green pepper cut into pieces
- 10 cloves garlic chopped
- 2 can evaporated milk
- 1/2 cup 2% milk
- butter (up to you how much you want, let’s just say we used A LOT)
- 4 tbs cooking oil
- 1 tbs cornstarch
- 1 tbs vegetable broth powder
- 1/4 cup water
Yeah, look at all that butter. Dad accidentally bought the fat-free evaporated milk too so I had to run out to buy 3 more cans of regular evaporated milk. Tastes much better to me. Sometimes we like to cook outside with this so it doesn’t smoke up the house.
Oh and if you ever buy lobster from T&T they will actually chop it up for you if you ask them to. Saves a lot of time. Now onto the cooking steps.
Deep fry the noodles or boil them in water (depending on what kind of noodles you buy), move to a plate and set aside for later use.
Deep fry the lobster until the shell has turned red. Set aside for later use. This step helps to hold the meat together during stir-frying.
In a bowl mix 1 tablespoon cornstarch and 1 tablespoon vegetable broth powder with 1/4 cups water. Stir and set aside for later use
In a wok heat up 4 tablespoons cooking oil on high heat. When oil is smoking hot add garlic, onions and green pepper. Cook until the onions have softened.
Add the lobster and butter to the wok. Toss the lobster around until all the butter has melted.
Turn the heat down to medium and add 2 cans evaporated milk, 1/4 cup 2% milk and the cornstarch and water mixture. Toss everything around until the cream fully coats all the pieces of lobster. Pour on top of the plate of noodles set aside earlier. It may seem like there’s a lot of cream sauce but don’t worry, the noodles will soak all that up.
There you have it, lobster and cream sauce on top of noodles just like the restaurant makes it. I’d have to say this is probably much creamier than the restaurant version but we only have this about once a year so that’s ok.
All 4 lobsters were enough to feed 8 people and we still had some leftovers. Mom didn’t want to be in the pictures cause she said her hair was a mess…sigh. No matter what you look like we still love you and your cooking, but this one’s for you Mom. Hope you had a very happy Mother’s day!
Do you have a favorite dish or food that is an “occasional treat”?
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