Full Family Effort

May 29, 2011 at 11:43 pm 6 comments

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Remember that lobster stock I was alluding to? The one that started with a mirepoix and was my uncle’s brain child? Well, it turned from a sea-smelly green mess to a delicious sauce, thanks to a little magic from my uncle! He strained it again after it sat in the fridge overnight, and then boiled it on low for the two hours that my mom, aunt and I were out bike riding. (We rode about 14 miles in total – all the way down to the Belford Marina and back!) He also added a roux, a mixture of flour and butter, to begin to thicken the sauce. He added a myriad of spices (most notable paprika for a little kick) and a lot of salt and pepper. Right before we started rolling the pasta, he tempered a little heavy cream into the sauce. The result was a thick, creamy, and delicious lobster cream sauce. I learned a lot of technique from my uncle and am excited to continue experimenting with some of his ideas. Not only was the sauce tasty, but it was also economical! Way to make the most out of those lobsters!

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Not just any pasta could go with such a good sauce! We broke out the pasta roller, and a Herculean effort was required to roll fresh whole-wheat pasta for 9 people! Luckily enough, everyone was amused by the novelty of the pasta roller to each want to try their hand at it. My mom, aunt, grandma, sister and cousin all took turns at rolling and cutting the pasta dough, competing amongst themselves at who was best at it. Glad I didn’t have to roll out all 2 pounds of pasta! It sure was worth it to make fresh pasta though – the flavor and texture is incomparable and a whole different experience!

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To make sure my family didn’t fully fill up on creamy lobster sauce, we made this dish into what I am calling “Lobster Primavera” by adding in tons of fresh veggies. We sautéed up some mushrooms, red peppers, zucchini, yellow squash, and asparagus with a little garlic, salt and pepper, mixed un some lobster chunks, and mixed it all together with the pasta. The result, was a beautiful, colorful, tasty and delicious meal that everyone enjoyed preparing and eating together!

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Best part of the meal was finally having my sister home from Bermuda! She is working as a nanny and the family took her to look after the kids for the week (its okay, I’m beyond jealous too!) They bought us a Bermudian chocolate rum cake for dessert that we all got to enjoy! The cake was so moist and delicious, a little stronger on the rum than the chocolate flavors. I would love to figure out how to recreate this type of cake at home, but maybe go lighter on the rum to taste more chocolate! Anyone have any good rum-soaked sponge cake recipes?

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Lovely Lobster Feast Start of Summer

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  • 1. Scavenging the Interweb  |  May 30, 2011 at 8:15 am

    Yup, this post solidified it for me. Your family should definitely have their own show on the Food Network. Something like Barefoot Contessa but for a younger (and vegan) audience. Also–Bermuda?! Yeah, jealous would be the right word for what I’m feeling.

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  • 2. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide  |  May 30, 2011 at 10:13 am

    Your uncle rocks. I was expecting a bisque. This is so much better, especially at this time of year. Just amazing!

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    • 3. jenlenew  |  June 1, 2011 at 5:40 pm

      Yeah, my uncle is pretty awesome! I have learned so much from him this week :)

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