Cantonese Style Ginger Scallion Lobster
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Serves: 2
  • 2 lobsters, steamed
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • oil, for deep frying
  • 1 thumb sized ginger, peeled and sliced into fine matchsticks
  • 1 bunch spring onions, sliced
  • 1 dozen yellow chives, sliced
  • ¼ cup Chinese cooking wine
  • ½ cup Chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • white pepper
  • salt
  1. Twist of head and tails, clean and rinse then using a cleaver split tails lengthwise and cut further into 3 to 4 pieces. Also cut claws exposing the meat inside place in a big bowl then set it aside. Reserve the head for garnishing.
  2. Season lobster with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  3. Put cornstarch on the bowl then toss to coat lobsters evenly.
  4. Deep fry in a prepared wok with hot oil (190C) for 2 minutes, nothing more. Remove from wok then place in a colander to drain off excess oil.
  1. In a bowl combine together cooking wine, soy sauce and corn starch, mix well to combine then add and stir in the chicken stock. Set it aside.
  2. In the same wok used to fry lobsters drain the oil leaving 2 tablespoons, turn heat to high then sauté ginger, scallions and yellow chives.
  3. Add the lobster then the chicken stock mixture prepared earlier. Continue to stir fry in high heat until sauce is thick and lobsters are covered with the sauce.
  4. Remove from wok, place in a serving platter then serve garnished with lobster head on top.
Recipe by Ang Sarap (A Tagalog word for "It's Delicious") at