Saturday, May 29, 2010

Spaghetti with Lobster & Mangoes

By just reading the title, I am sure you know that this isn't any of my cooking adventures or rather it's not me. How on earth did I ever thought of having spaghetti with lobster (I mean whole lobster) and mangoes?!!

It was actually one of the cookout sessions I had with Huai Bin, also known as Mr. Sixthseal. He is notorious for his cooking that includes some of the very outrageous ingredients. It's been quite some time since we last met and since he had moved into his new place, we thought it'll be great to cook.

The ingredients were bought right before we cook.

Whole Lobster (Small - RM60)
1 tray of Clams
1 Whole Mango
1 packet of Spaghetti
200g Bacon streak
1 tray of french beans
1 can of anchovies
1 bottle of garlic & parsley oil

for the chefs:
1 bottle of Piper Heidsieck Champagne
1 bottle of Cadet d'oc Sauvignon Blanc

Huai Bin shows that you don't need a wine glass to drink wine. And according to him, he cooks better when he drinks. Maybe the alcohol brings out the cooking talents. Who knows?!!

For starters, I suggested that we do the bacon wrapped french beans since there were no asparagus available at the supermarket. The french beans are first blanched with boiling water and then rolled up in the bacon streaks. Then the bacon with french beans are put on the non stick pan for some grilling action. You can drizzle some olive oil if you want to.

Then, we start on the mains. At first, we boiled a pot of water with infused salt, pepper & garlic oil. The lobster and clams is added into the pot. The biggest pot that Huai Bin has is just right for the small lobster, even then, the lobster head was jutting out. We had to simmer the lobster head first and then the tail. Hard work!

The clams is dished up after a short while and then is sauteed with anchovies oil in the pan. Huai Bin then went and cut the mangoes. He showed how the mangoes is done by peeling the skin. I actually never like to peel the skin with my hands because it leaves a very ugly look. I like to use a peeler. The mangoes should be cut into cubes.

At the same time, the water used to simmer the lobster is also used to cook the spaghetti, so that it's got the flavours of lobster in it. Heheh... my own theory. After the spaghetti is cooked al dente, drizzle some garlic oil and it's ready to serve!

The Bacon Wrapped French Beans - a winner for an appetiser!

The Lobster Spaghetti with Mangoes, Clams & Anchovies
Not for the weak hearted. It's quite a fusion.

Cooking with him is not easy as he only has one small pot, one pan, one pair of chopsticks and limited cutlery. Next time, I've gotta bring my own pots and pans. But it was fun and he is always up for cooking something weird. You can read Huai Bin's post here.

How about eating up all the lobster roe?!!
Sinful to the max!


Sean said...

Wow, that's a bold experiment! But it sounds like the result was worth the risk... U should give this recipe a special name =)

韋于倫成 said...

初次造訪~安安^^ .........................................

Cath J said...

OMGoshhh... good food in da house...

Anonymous said...

As you didn’t mention about the taste, etc, the meal was below your anticipation?

eiling lim said...

Sean: I wanted to give it a special name but can't think of any!

韋于倫成: Thanks for dropping by!

Cath J: HAha... expensive ingredients le..

Anon: It is quite nice actually. I thought it was going to be weird but it wasn't as bad as I thought.

Anonymous said...

Bean was over cooked, bacon was nice, spaghetti was tasteless, clams was too salty?

KY said...

sin food's always besttt

eiling lim said...

Anon: I didn't know you were there!

Ky: Yeah it is!!

CUMI & CIKI said...

hi sweetie! eh, i thot HB spose to be eating maggie mee after the whole genting fiasco.. blarf me one ar.. eating LOBSTER ALL!!!!

eiling lim said...

Cumi & Ciki: Ooh this was a long time ago before his maggi mee days. haha

taufulou said...

fulamak..the main is certainly unique eh..

agree with you, he is always extreme on cookin but turns out maciam good eh~

Huai Bin said...

Yes, I remember this! Very awesome dish, especially the lobster. =D

eiling lim said...

Taufulou: better than I expected. and lucky no food poisoning.

Huai Bin: yeah next time we do the cook out again ya!

uLi.佑莉 said...

Wah! Awesome combination...sure very sedap!! :) Commented at your fren's post too ;)

suituapui said...

Ya...I saw this in Huai Bin's blog quite a long time ago... Hmmm...he only cooks for pretty girls, never once invited me even though his house is just round the corner from mine. Tsk! Tsk!

eiling lim said...

uLi: haha weird but ok! Thanks!

STP: Well, you should invite him for a cookout with you!

A Arthur said...

Wow your food blogs are getting better and better. Now i have to find the time to go and test out your recommendation. Is a must - leh.

Keep it up - even i may not go now I will go later.

cheers eiling

eiling lim said...

A Arthur: Thanks Uncle Lau! You really want to test this one ah?!! Make sure you be prepared for it. haha

Ken Jun said...

Cool..nice cooking out session~ btw, u r pretty close with HB I suppose. If I could recall, I saw both of you were on the same table during the Bruno's Jaya One(ceased operation) bloggers review night..haaha

eiling lim said...

Ken Jun: Yeah I've been friends with him ever since he moved down to KL and before that, I'm his blog follower. Yup we were at the Bruno food review together.

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