Lobster with a homemade dill and grapefruit mayonnaise
I love Lobster so much that I like to keep it real simple and not use too many strong flavors. I want to be able to taste how delicious and fresh and sweet the lobster is, so that's why I cook it very plain, and then make a couple of sauces to dip into if I want, something delicate.
2 large fresh Lobsters
Large pan boiling water
2 cloves fresh garlic finely chopped / crushed
sea salt / fresh ground pepper
best quality butter -salted is fine
Grapefruit Homemade Mayonnaise
1 egg yolk
1 tsp grapefruit juice
1 tsp white wine vinegar
½ tsp Dijon mustard
Pinch of salt
¾ cup / 110ml canola or sunflower oil or a very light olive oil
1 heaped tsp grapefruit zest
1 tsp chopped fresh dill
Start by making the mayonnaise.
In a mixing bowl add the egg yolk, grapefruit juice, vinegar, mustard and salt and whisk together until well blended about 30 seconds. Here is the part you need to pay attention to, you have to add the oil a tiny bit at a time to begin with or it will split.
Add a few drops of oil at a time while whisking constantly, once you’ve gone through about a 1/3 of the oil and it is emulsifying properly you can add the oil a bit quicker in a thin stream while still whisking until you have used it all up. Whisk in the grapefruit zest and pinch of salt and leave covered to chill in the fridge.
To make the garlic butter, make sure butter is soft at room temperature. Add parsley, a pinch of pepper and crushed garlic and mush together. If using salted butter, no need to add more salt.
To cook the Lobsters:
Heat a large pan of boiling salted water, place lobsters straight in and put a lid on the pan.
Cook time varies on size obviously, small lobsters 3-4oz 2 -3 mins, 12 oz – 6 -7 mins
Take out using tongs and place on a chopping board.
Using a tea clothe to hold, take off the head and claws then cut the tail in half with a sharp knife.
The lobster meat will be easy to pull out of the tail shell now and you can use claw crackers to break the claws and pull out their meat.
Dunk into the dill mayonnaise and enjoy.