Butter Poached Lobster Shooters

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Serves: 8 - 10 shooters
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4 lb salted butter, clarified
6 lobster tails, cut at belly
3 clove garlic, smashed
lemon juice

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Kimmi Knippel (Sweet_Memories) Recipe
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Cullowhee, NC (pop. 19,054)
Member Since Apr 2011
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CLARIFIED BUTTER: Place the butter in a heavy saucepan & melt slowly over low heat. Remove the pan from the heat & let stand for 5 minutes.

Skim the foam from the top & slowly pour into a container, discarding the milky solids in the bottom of pan.

What makes clarified butter so great is its higher smoke point. This means you can cook meats & fish at a higher temperature than you can with regular butter, making it ideal for pan frying. By clarifying the butter during a slow cooking process, you're able to strain out the milk solids that burn quickly as well as the water & salt. You'll lose about 1/4 of your original butter amount during the process & the clarified butter will keep, tightly covered in the refrigerator for about 1 month.
Reserve 1 C of clarified butter & try to keep warm.
Place lobster tails in a large pot & cover with the remaining butter. Add garlic to the pot. Poach on a low heat until the lobster shell changes color & meat is cooked. Allow to cool slightly & harvest meat from tails. Chop meat into bite size pieces.
While meat is still warm, assemble the shooters. In shot glass pour a bit of the reserved warm butter into each glass. Top with lobster meat & drizzle with 1 tsp of the lemon juice in each shot glass.
Cook's note: This MUST be served warm!

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user Lauren Conforti Hutt5asl - Dec 31, 2011
This looks positively sinful! But, the video (in your notes) is for chocolate cookies... after imagining the lobster shooters, the thought of chocolate... um, I don't know. Haha! Is there a video for the shooters?
user Kimmi Knippel (Sweet_Memories) KimmiK - Dec 31, 2011
Hmmmm maybe I copied the wrong video.....let me fix it. LOL!
user Kimmi Knippel (Sweet_Memories) KimmiK - Dec 31, 2011
Ok, it should be fixed!
user CC MCCART-FROST CCMCCART - Dec 31, 2011
UPON MY WORD SCARLET put a gun to my head and force me!!!!! Yeah right, like that would be necessary...NOT!!!! Not sure that once this is prepared I'd want to share with anyone. MARVEY!! CHEERS, CC
user Kimmi Knippel (Sweet_Memories) KimmiK - Dec 31, 2011
My point exactly! Yummy!

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