Lobster and Tenderloin & Oyster Sauce, Ginger,etc
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- coarse salt or sea salt
- lobsters, 1.25 lbs each
- 1/4 c
- low-sodium soy sauce plus 1 tablespoon
- 1 Tbsp
- 1 Tbsp
- 1/2 c
- homemade of low-sodium store-bought chicken stock
- 1/3 c
- oyster sauce
- 3 Tbsp
- 3 Tbsp
- fresh lemon juice
- 2 Tbsp
- coarsely chopped fresh cilantro, plus sprigs for garnish
- 1/2 tsp
- red pepper flakes
- beef tenderloin steaks (each 5 oz & 1.5 in thick), tied
- freshly ground pepper, to taste
- 3 Tbsp
- peanut oil
- scallions, white and pale-green parts only, cut into 2-inch pieces
- thin slices peeled fresh ginger
- garlic scapes (optional)
- steamed jasmine rice, for serving (optional)
1Prepare an ice-water bath. Fill a large stockpot 3/4 full with cold water. Bring to a boil. Add 1/4 cup salt. Plunge lobsters head first into water. Return to a boil, and cook 10 minutes. Using tongs, transfer lobsters to ice-water bath, and let cool 5 minutes. Place lobsters on a cutting board. Working with one lobster at a time, twist tail from joint where it meets body. Cut tail in half down center. Twist claws from body; discard body. Separate claws from knuckles. Crack knuckles, and remove meat. Grasp "thumb" of claw, and bend it back to snap it off. Crack claws, and remove meat
2Whisk 1/4 cup soy sauce, the cornstarch, and water in a bowl. Add lobster pieces, and toss; set aside to marinate.
3Combine stock, remaining tablespoon soy sauce, the oyster sauce, mirin, lemon juice, chopped cilantro, and red-pepper flakes in a bowl.
4Season beef on all sides with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef, leaving about 1 inch between each steak. Brown on all sides, about 8 minutes total. Add scallions, ginger, and garlic scapes if using. Reduce heat to medium. Cook, stirring scallions, ginger, and garlic scapes occasionally, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into beef registers 125 degrees for medium-rare, 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer steaks to a platter. Remove strings. Cover with parchment paper and then foil to keep warm.
5Reduce heat to medium-low. Using a slotted spoon, add lobster pieces to sauce in skillet (reserve marinade). Cook, tossing gently, until warm, about 4 minutes. Transfer lobster to plate with beef.
6Add oyster-sauce mixture and reserved marinade to sauce in skillet, and raise heat to high. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until sauce has thickened slightly, 1 to 2 minutes. Arrange beef and lobster on 4 plates. Pour sauce over top. Garnish with cilantro sprigs. Serve with rice if desired.