My favourite type of meal, so comforting and filling…..too filling if you overdo it.
What I adore about this meal is that you don’t have to make all of the dishes, you can literally pick out a few of your favourites and you’re good to go!
It’s also super easy, only the prep is a bit time consuming but more than worth it!
This is packed with garlic butter lobster, smoked paprika king prawns, rib steak and loads of sides!
I’m going to start the recipe off with the meats first.
Garlic Butter Lobster
- 1 lobster
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 tbsp softened butter
- Small handful of parsley
- Small squeeze of lemon
- Start with cutting the lobster. Find an online tutorial on how to do this or just buy lobster that the fishmonger will cut for you!
- Preheat the grill to 180 degrees.
- Place the lobster onto a baking tray and grill for 2-3 minutes. This is just so that it becomes tender.
- To make the butter, chop the parsley and garlic and add to the butter.
- Squeeze the lemon and add a little salt and pepper.
- Smother all over the lobster and place into the grill for another 3 minutes.
Smoked paprika king prawns.
- 7 king prawns (or as many as you want)
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- Firstly, make sure you buy the prawns de-veined. Don’t do what I did and forget to tell the fishmonger to de-vein them. Trust me it’s such a hassle.
- All there is to this is mixing the prawns, garlic, salt, pepper and paprika together and marinating for a few hours.
- When you’re ready to fry them on a medium heat, place them on skewers if you wish.
- Fry for 2mins on either side or until they all turn pink.
- Do not cook for longer or they’ll become very tough!
- Steak, choose one with some fat running through it as this will make the meat tender. I went for the rib steak
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- Handful of parsley, chopped
- 1 garlic clove, chopped
- 1/2 red pepper, sliced
- 1tbsp white wine vinegar
- 1 tsp black pepper
- I’m a firm believer that you don’t need to do much to a good piece of steak.
- Simply coat with salt and pepper.
- Fry on a medium heat for 3 minutes on each side for medium. A little bit longer if you enjoy it on the well done side.
- For the chimichurri, mix everything into a bowl.
- Once the steaks are cooked, drizzle the chimichurri on top.
For the mac & cheese
- 250g macaroni
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp flour
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tsp grated nutmeg
- Mature cheddar to taste
- Mozzarella to taste
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
- Boil the macaroni for 5 minutes or until it’s just started cooking.
- Strain the macaroni.
- Use the pan that you used for the macaroni to make the white sauce.
- In the pan, melt the butter then add the flour and whisk to make a paste.
- Add the milk gradually and whisk continuously until it thickens.
- Add the salt, pepper and nutmeg.
- Add the cheddar and the mozzarella.
- Add the macaroni.
- Place on a baking tray.
- Grate more cheddar on top and add mozzarella.
- Bake for 25mins.
- These are super easy to make, I’m sure everyone’s made them at one point!
- Essentially, all you do is pierce the potatoes and bake them covered in foil for roughly an hour.
- Split them open, smother them in butter and cheese!
Dinner is ready!
You can add extras like corn on the cob and salad or anything you fancy!
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