Monday, June 22, 2020

Garlic Herb Butter Steak & Lobster Tail

Surf and Turf is a classic meal. But, it's also a tough one to cook, owing mainly to the lobster tail. If you don't get the lobster tail cooked just right, you end up eating something that tastes more like rubber than lobster. I've never had the confidence to attempt this meal before, but, thanks to Hello Fresh, I decided to take the plunge with their Garlic Herb Butter Steak & Lobster Tail with Lemony Broccoli & Chive Crème Fraîche Mashed Potatoes. The meal cost an additional $7.99 per serving. 

The description sounds like something out of a restaurant: No need to make a reservation at a fancy French bistro—bring the white tablecloth vibes to your dinner table with this surf ‘n’ turf dish. Lobster tails are basted with a rich, aromatic garlic herb butter, which is also used to top perfectly seared steaks. The duo’s paired with lemony roasted broccoli, plus an epic twist on your traditional mashed potatoes. Our secret? We blend in butter, chives, and a generous dollop of crème fraîche for ultimate silky goodness. Bon appétit! 

There's a lot going on in this meal. I usually operate pretty well in sets of three, but the 4 items in this meal put off my game a bit. One of the steaks was cut a bit off, so I had some issues cooking it fully. Otherwise, I'd say that the meal turned out quite well. My girlfriend and I both enjoyed it. My only other regret is that I didn't baste the lobster more while cooking it so that it would absorb more of that butter flavor. 


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