|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 7g||9%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||10%|
|Total Carbohydrate 24g||9%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||8%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Everyone knows that lobster tastes great served simply with some clarified butter and a splash of lemon. For a Chinese variation on the theme, pair your crustacean with a bit of pork and a melange of spices. Then, prepare your taste buds and your senses for the dizzying assault. This recipe is reprinted with permission from Madame Wong's Long-life Chinese Cookbook.
- 2 lobster tails (about 1 pound each)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon salted black beans, (also called fermented black beans) pounded and soaked in 1 tablespoon water
- 1 tablespoon ginger (finely chopped)
- 1 scallion (finely chopped)
- 1/4 pound ground pork
- 2 tablespoons sherry
- 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
- 1 cup chicken stock
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch (dissolved in 2 tablespoons water)
- 2 scallions (cut into 1-inch pieces)
- 1 egg (beaten)
- 2 to 4 cups oil for deep-frying and stir-frying
Gather the ingredients.
Cut each lobster tail in half. Wash thoroughly. Drain.
Cut tails into pieces 1 1/2 inches in length, leaving shells on.
Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon of salt and the flour on lobster.
Mix garlic with black bean mixture in a bowl. Stir well.
Heat oil for deep-frying to smoking hot. Put in lobster pieces. Deep-fry until shells are red.
Drain on paper towels. Remove.
Reheat 1 tablespoon of oil in the wok. Stir-fry black bean mixture 30 seconds. Remove.
Reheat 2 tablespoons of oil in wok. Stir-fry ginger and scallion until there is an aroma, about 30 seconds. Add pork. Stir-fry on high heat until color changes.
Add 1 tablespoon of sherry, soy sauce, black bean mixture, and stock. Bring to boil.
Add lobster to meat mixture. Add 1 tablespoon sherry. Cover. Cook 3 minutes.
Remove lid. Bring to boil. Thicken gravy with dissolved cornstarch. Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt. Add scallions.
Slowly pour in beaten egg. Stir-fry about 10 seconds. Remove from heat and stir immediately.