Real Food for Real Life

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

A great day for surf (and turf)...

Grilled Lobster Tails and Fillet Mignon 
with Roasted Garlic and Mushroom Pilaf

 It was just back in February  that Ben had lobster for the first time and he has been dying to have them again.  I picked up a package of two tails at Aldi for $12.99 (they were $19.99 at Walmart!), and looked up on the web how to  grill lobster tails.  A couple of small bacon wrapped fillets, a seasoned butter for basting, and a rice pilaf made with one of Uncle Ben's  rice blends, and we were ready for an ultimate surf and turf.  This meal was sooo good (and we are so spoiled), that I went back to Aldi today and got four more packages of tails (get them while they last!) to set us up for the summer.
Splitting the tails was tougher than I thought it would be.  Even on the "softer" underside, there were tough ribs (for lack of a better word).  I ended up snipping through these with kitchen shears before using a large, heavy knife to split the tails.
Tails and fillets ready for the grill.
Just off the grill...are you salivating yet?
All done!!!

Seasoned Butter
for basting seafood and steaks

1 stick of butter, melted
1 tbs. lemon juice
1 tbs. minced parsley
2 cloves garlic, minced (2 tsp.)
1 tsp. coarse salt
1 tsp. Old Bay seasoning
a few grinds of black pepper

Combine the butter and seasonings for basting.  This will keep for a week or so in the fridge, just melt again to baste.

Roasted Garlic and Mushroom Pilaf

1 pkg. Uncle Ben's Roasted Garlic and Olive Oil
8oz. Crimini mushrooms, thinly sliced
2 tbs. olive oil
1 cup dry white wine
1 1/4 cups water
handful minced parsley

Saute the mushrooms with one tablespoon olive oil in a saucepan until tender.  Remove to a small plate and set aside.  Add the rice mix, remaining tablespoon oil, wine, and water to the pan and bring to a boil; reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 25 minutes.  Stir in the parsley and reserved mushrooms just before serving.

1 comment:

  1. This looks absolutely awesome! I love that you buy things from Aldi...I feel like you are my personal taste tester. Can't wait to try the ChocoVine also.


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