Cheesy Baked Lobster is signature dish for festival on the tables of Hongkongers. Simply with lobsters and some cheese, we can bake this mouth-watering dish for our friends and family members. Not going to have a big gathering? We made this for our winter solstice meal for two and it’s still an ideal option.
芝士焗龍蝦 Cheesy Baked Lobster
Making cheesy baked lobster is always a no brainer if we want to treat our guests a joyful meal
We don’t have a blow torch at home. It would be nice if we could burn the cheese for awhile after baking to create a bit of crispiness
A mouthful of lobster meat with fragrant cheese. This is the what festivals taste like!
We heard that the Sino-Australian relations are getting worse. Australian lobsters now get imported to Hong Kong instead of China. People say that there are many cheap Australian lobsters in wet market now. Well, but on winter solstice, things got more expensive. We have around 1kg of lobsters here and it cost us HKD$300+
The lobster was energetic. We didn’t handle it well and it ran away to drink water… We have to freeze it before chopping it
Regarding how to process a lobster, you may take a look at our previous article. We cut it in half for this time but the method of handling it was similar
Now we can get the sauce ready. We put a tbsp of butter together with 3 cloves of minced garlic to a pan. Low heat on and let the flame do the work until the sauce is aromatic
Add some mirin, salt and dry herbs (we used parsley). Adjust the seasoning until you like how it tastes
Apply the sauce on the lobsters
Preheat oven to 200 degree celsius. Then bake the lobsters at 180 degree for 5 mins
Now prepare the cheese. We simply used package mozzarella and parmesan
Add cheese on the lobsters. Set the oven at 230 degree and bake for 5 more mins
It’s so comforting to look at the cheese got melted and became crispy
Next time we will make sure there’s also a blow torch at home
Speaking of signature lobster dishes in Hong Kong, we can’t get rid of mentioning Lobster Noodles!
How to keep a lobster fresh? Do we need to release its 「urine」? How to cut that? Take a look at this article!