Lobster tails are a good-value way to buy lobster, though if you have access to whole lobster add the claw meat to the recipe as well. Ready cooked, this luxurious meal can be on the table in less than 20 minutes, making it a brilliant Friday night dinner. What better way to start the weekend? We have plenty more posh pasta recipes here
We’ve got the Americans to thank for lobster rolls. Our favourite rolls are at Fraq’s Loster Shack and Hawksmoor, but now that Ocado sells frozen lobster tails they’re very easy to make yourself at home. Other supermarkets sell smaller, Canadian lobsters, which you can also use in this recipe.
If you want to try cooking lobster, this Thai green curry is a great place to start. Divide the lobster into the claws and tail meat as they have different cooking times. Prawns would also work here. Make sure you have lots of fresh herbs to give that true Thai flavour.
John Torode uses a mixture of big meaty prawns and smaller sweet ones for texture and flavour, with added lobster for a special festive starter. The sauce is rich and refreshing with a spicy kick. You can make the sauce in advance then assemble everything just before serving.
These mini lobster rolls are easy to make but look impressive – perfect for hassle-free entertaining. Try our other canapes ideas
Put a sophisticated modern twist on the classic British fish and chips with this recipe for lobster goujons with courgette fries
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