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Lobsters Kitchen Outing and 3 Sauces.

Sometimes things are not as they seem!!!

Pepe, Manolo and Juanito had a 8 to 10 minutes bath at the silvered jacuzzi ;D. The water was aromatized with 2 bay leaves, a small bunch of black round pepper and some salt. They were delicious… thank you guys!


Tartare Sauce: 
Ingredients for 4 servings:
250 grs. mayonnaise sauce, 25 grams. capers, 50 grams. of small pickled gherkins, 1 branch of parsley, 1 teaspoon lemon juice.
Drain well and finely chop the capers and pickles.
Place mayonnaise in a bowl and add the capers and pickles, mix everything well, add chopped parsley and return to very mixed. Cover and leave the container in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.

Béarnaise sauce:
Ingredients for 4 servings:
500 grs of butter, 4 egg yolks, 2 tablespoons of vinegar, 1 tablespoon of fresh chopped tarragon and salt.
Melt the butter in a pot and let cool down. Carefully lay the pot and pour the melted part in a bowl. Discard the butter foam.
In a new bowl, placed in a pot with hot water (baño maria) whip the egg yolks with the vinegar and the tarragon herbs.
Slowly add the butter while stirring the mixture (still in baño maria - waters' temperature should be between 60 and 70ºC).
When the sauce has emulsionated, add salt to your taste. Use the sauce on top of half lobster and gratin in the oven.

Mustard vinaigrette: 
Ingredients for 4 servings:
2 teaspoons of Dijon mustard (or similar), 50 cl of cider vinegar, 150 cl of extra virgin olive oil, some salt and white ground pepper.
In a small glass jar, pour the mustard, vinegar, oil, salt and pepper. Cover the jar with a lid/cover and shake until all ingredients present and homogeneous look. Serve cold or at room temperature.


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01/15/2009 · 11:31 h by Laurie Constantino

Lucky Nuria to dine on such lively fellows. Your pictures are awfully funny! As for the lobster, I’ll eat them cooked any way, any time. Lately, I’ve been steaming them and think they have better flavor than boiled. Someday you might want to try steaming. Or not!

01/15/2009 · 11:44 h by Joan Nova

Your cartoon made me laugh. You’ve taken food blogging to a new level. Poor Manolo, Pepe y Juanito…but I bet they tasted good.

01/15/2009 · 11:44 h by Ning

Ha ha ha! Funny lobsters! Cute! I’d prepare a hot bath for them, too! :)

01/15/2009 · 12:03 h by Núria

Hola Laurie! Welcome back! Hey, I would love to know the steaming times and procedures!!! Sure they taste better :D. We had them for the 24th Night.

Making you laugh is great Joan :D. They did taste super!!! Thanks darling.

Thanks Ning! Most of the times, I don’t care about sauces and eat them just boiled… Mmmmmmm!

01/15/2009 · 12:29 h by we are never full

hola!! these are 3 important sauces that everyone should! a bernaise scares some people, but nuria, tell them it’s easy! it takes a small bit of practice but it really is easy.

those lobsters…ha! must’ve been delish. you’re too crazy!

01/15/2009 · 12:51 h by Maryann

Very creative! haha Poor misguided souls! LOL

01/15/2009 · 14:59 h by Maria

Love it … you are too funny! The sauces are ideal and something everyone should know–thank you for sharing. You are a seasoned cook and a very creative one at that!

01/15/2009 · 15:45 h by Ben

LOL you could start a comic book with the adventures of Manolo, Pepe and Juanito. Great sauce recipes!

01/15/2009 · 15:52 h by JennDZ - The Leftover Queen

What a great post Nuria! I love it! :)

01/15/2009 · 15:56 h by Rachel

“Chicos, help me push this aside, I think we are in a spa!” I’m still laughing, and I’ve read this five times. Great post, Nuria!

01/15/2009 · 16:20 h by glamah16

Wow look at what you have been up to. This made me smile this morning. I love my lobster.

01/15/2009 · 18:34 h by Núria

Hola Amy! Yeah, not that hard when you practice ;D. I bet you have prepared more times than I did! Yes, I’m too crazy!!!

Oh, yes Maryann, poor misguided souls… that’s what I thought when my tummy was full ;D

Thanks so much Maria! YOu are too nice!!!

Si Ben, but they now belong to the circle of life… you know what I mean ;D

Thanks so much Sweet Jenn!

I love making you laugh Rachel! Entertaining is a good thing… and recipes are another good thing ;D

Hola dear Courtney! Nice to see your face over here!!! Thanks girl, I think everybody loves lobster, right?

01/15/2009 · 19:03 h by StickyGooeyCreamyChewy

Hahahaha! This post is so adorable! How in the world do you add the words on the pictures? I’d love to try that!

01/15/2009 · 19:40 h by _ts of [eatingclub] vancouver

I like their names! Haha…. I guess that was their final hurrah, Pepe, Manolo and Juanito.

01/15/2009 · 20:37 h by Ivy

That was hilarious Nuria. I see, after the hot jacuzzi, you gave them a lovely body lotion.

01/15/2009 · 21:06 h by Marc @ NoRecipes

Hahhahahhaha! Awesome comic! Thanks for the laugh:-) I bet these were delicious with the 3 sauces.

01/16/2009 · 3:22 h by Dragon

You make me laugh, my friend. :)

01/16/2009 · 13:42 h by Dharm

I Love the Lobsters and the ‘comic strip’ – simply fabulous!! Incidentally, my mom is 74 too!!

01/16/2009 · 14:04 h by Núria

Hola Susan! I love making people laugh :D. You need PhotoScape program. Free download. It’s all there :D

Si, Ts… poor things… but they tasted so good!

Hey Ivy! You are in the mood!!!!!! The body lotion… how smart of you!!!! I like it!

Hola Marc, to tell you the truth, this time, I used no sauce. But I thought you might want to know them.

Then Dragon, one of the purposes of the post is reached!!! ;D

Thanks so much Dharm! Now, if you tell me you are Aquarious I will fall off the chair!!!!

01/17/2009 · 5:14 h by Nathan

Haha I love the story! I have never made those sauces before I may make them some day. So did you have the crab with those 3 sauces?

01/17/2009 · 6:00 h by Mallory Elise

Nuria that’s slightly frightening…hehehe. god but i love lobsters :)

01/17/2009 · 9:02 h by Núria

Hola Nathan! Nope, not this time… I had the lobster just boiled… I love its own particular taste. But, thought you might like to know about the sauces!

HOla Mallory! It’s a festive meal! All days should be a holiday ;D

01/19/2009 · 4:38 h by Psychgrad

I’d love to sample any of those sauces.

I really like the changes to your blog header. Looks great.

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