Recipe – A Piece of Tail

So many things in this life are subjective.

It wasn’t too long ago I was enjoying some downtime on a lowsec terrestrial world. This particular world was only about 30% water based which left for a thin atmosphere and given its far proximity from the system’s sun, most natural water bodies were frozen most of the year.

One evening I paid an unbelievable amount of ISK for a local delicacy, something I would’ve paid ten times less for on a more bountiful planet. Supply and demand at its best. I only hoped it tasted worth the price.

It did.

SPICY LOBSTER SOUP

thailobster

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 lobster tails, cooked *
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons Asian Blend
  • 4 cups fish or chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon grated lime rind
  • 1/3 cup uncooked long-grain rice
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 6 large mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 thai or bird chile, halved
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • Garnishes: fresh cilantro, lime wedge

METHOD

  1. Remove lobster meat from shell; slice and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in Asian Blend; saute 1 minute.
  3. Add broth and lime rind; bring to a boil.
  4. Stir in rice. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. Stir in coconut milk and mushrooms; cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes.
  6. Stir in lobster, green onion, chile, and cilantro; cook 3 to 5 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat, and stir in lime juice.
  8. Garnish, if desired.

* 3/4 pound peeled and deveined shrimp may be substituted for lobster.

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