Deep Fried Lobster Bites

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Melissa Turner

By
@Mlturner908

A favorite restaurant of mine that burnt down years ago used to serve this and it was wonderful. Didn't have their recipe so I had to come up with my own. Hope you enjoy!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

I love lobster and I absolutely loved this recipe. The tempura batter is flavorful and not overly heavy. Served at a New Year's Eve party and impress your guests! Be careful not to over-fry your lobster - it will become tough. The Test Kitchen


Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
1 tail per person
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
5 Min
Method:
Deep Fry

Ingredients

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1
lobster tail per person

EGG WASH

1
egg per tail
1/2-1 c
buttermilk

TEMPURA BATTER

1 c
flour
1 Tbsp
cornstarch
1 1/2 c
seltzer water
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
cayenne pepper
1 tsp
garlic powder

CLARIFIED BUTTER

2 stick
butter, unsalted

How to Make Deep Fried Lobster Bites

Step-by-Step

  • 1Beat eggs and buttermilk well set aside.
  • 2In a large mixing bowl add all tempura ingredients and mix well. Set aside.
  • 3Cut the lobster tail down the middle and remove meat. Cut the meat into big bite sized chunks. Dip into egg wash coating well. Then dip into the tempura batter coating well. Deep fry a few pieces at a time for 3-4 minutes. Don't over crowd and make sure grease is hot about 350 degrees. Remove to a plate lined with a paper towel.
  • 4Clarifying butter. Cut sticks of butter into pieces. Place the butter in a heavy saucepan and melt slowly over low heat. Remove the pan from the heat and let stand for 5 minutes.Skim the foam from the top, and slowly pour into a container, discarding the milky solids in the bottom of the pan.
  • 5Dip lobster bites into butter and enjoy.

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About Deep Fried Lobster Bites

Course/Dish: Seafood Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: American
Collection: New Year Party
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #lobster, #tempura




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