Deviled Rock Lobster Tails- A true Big Promotion Meal

This is another of my odd recipe cards. It is copyright 1972, I wonder what the price of lobster tails was back then. I thinks this recipe would cost a small fortune now days- I just did a quick web check and you can get six 5-6 oz. lobster tails FedEx overnight for only $129. Now this does sound like a Big Promotion meal unlike the pork and bean recipe I posted the other day. It does sound good thought. I bet you could make it with the surimi lobster sticks and bake it in shallow ramekins. The card suggests serving it with parsley buttered potatoes, green bean salad and apple cobbler.

Deviled Rock Lobster Tails
6 (5 oz.) Rock lobster tails
1-1/2 cups soft bread crumbs
1 cup milk (or half and half)
1 egg, well beaten
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
dash cayenne
Tabasco, few drops
1/2 cup coarse soda cracker crumbs
1/4 cup melted butter
Drop lobster tails into boiling salted water (1 tsp. salt per quart of water). When water reboils, cook lobster tails for 2 min. Drain immediately and drench with cold water. Cut away underside membrane, remove meat and reserve shells. Dice lobster meat and mix with bread crumbs, milk, egg, dry mustard, salt ,cayenne and Tabasco. Spoon mixture into reserved shells. Place filled shells in a shallow baking pan. Mix cracker crumbs and butter, sprinkle over top of filled shell. Bake in a moderate oven 375 degrees for 30 minutes or until crumbs are richly browned. Makes 6 servings.

1 comment:

JerZGirl said...

You can buy lobster tails frozen at Aldi's a relatively inexpensive price. More than pork chops, but far far less than that $129. Might not be Rock Lobster, but it's still lobster. Who'd complain?