Home from Cuba.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Just got back from a week long trip to Varadero, Cuba.  This is my 3rd time in Cuba and I absolutely love it there.  Amazing people, culture and history.  The beaches are phenomenal and the weather is perfect! The food in Cuba is quite bland, but the endless amount of seafood and rice and beans make up for the lack of spices used. I definitely got my fish intake for an entire month considering how much I ate, also the pina colada's were up there in high intake ;) One thing I thoroughly enjoyed was fresh lobster! Here in Canada I never buy lobster because it's bloody expensive, but in Cuba it is cheap and super fresh!! Unfortunately our resort didn't serve lobster but we went out to a few restaurants in the town and had some lovely lobster dinners.

Inspired by my trip, here is a fabulous lobster recipe:

Broiled Lobster Tails with Garlic Butter Sauce
Servings: 2
2 fresh lobster tails
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted melted butter, plus more for clarified butter (Annie also tells you how to clarify butter….)
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
Salt, to taste
Fresh lemon wedges for garnish, plus lemon juice to taste

1. Place an oven rack in the medium position and preheat the broiler.
2.  Place the prepared lobster tails on a foil-lined baking sheet.
3. In a small bowl, combine the melted butter, paprika, garlic powder, white pepper, and salt.
4.  Using a silicone brush, gently brush the lobster tails thoroughly with the butter mixture.
5.  Broil the lobster tails until opaque and cooked-through.  ** My broiler took about 10 minutes to accomplish this.
6.  Sprinkle with fresh lemon juice, if using, and serve immediately with clarified butter.

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  1. Argggg! Lizard on your arm! Get it off! :/

  2. I' ve always wanted to go to Cuba. I LOVE the food. As an American I can't go.

  3. Your photos are wonderful! And who could resist fresh seafood?!?

  4. Love your photos, what a fun trip it looks like! The lobster looks amazing, one of the things I love about traveling is the culinary inspirations i always come home with!

  5. Sigh, that really does look like paradise. I can practically feel the sunshine through your lovely photos!

  6. Eeep, I'm back from my tropical vacay too! Love your photos, especially that crab one haha. Will defs bookmark this lobster recipe. I don't eat creatures of the sea, but it's always something I could serve with some pina coladas ;) Glad you had a great trip xo

  7. You are so lucky! I have always wanted to visit the island! Looks like it did not disappoint! Lobster, what a dream!!!


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