Could I have put any more Fs in the title? Probably so.
Every once in awhile, the Ninja and I break our normal routine of pork chops, tacos, lasagna soup and repurposed beef roasts and have a real fancy meal. This time, it was lobster tails that I got 1/2 price at Dillon's on clearance ($5 for two 5 ounce lobster tails). Huzzah!
Last night's meal was definitely the most simple supper I have prepared in a long time -- broiled lobster tails, zucchini chips and better-than-the-real-deal Cheddar Bay Biscuits (my version).
I started by prepping and baking the zucchini chips. I got the recipe from this Zucchini Round Up site which hosts a plethora of zucchini recipes for those who have a ton in their freezer from a prolific summer garden. Three easy steps:
- Slice zucchini (a little bit more narrow than 1/4 inch is best) and place on parchment paper lined baking sheet
|Ready for the oven|
- Use pastry brush to apply EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) - sprinkle with kosher salt
|Maybe a bit too salty?|
- Bake at 225 F for 2 hours or until crispy.
As usual, I deviated from the recipe and this time it wasn't super successful. First off, I didn't brush the olive oil on, I sort of drizzled it. I barely remember to brush my hair every day so of course, I wasn't about to dig for the pastry brush to groom zucchini. Well, I should have because some chips got more EVOO than others. Secondly, I put way too much kosher salt on these bad boys. The Ninja loves salt and even he thought they were too salty at the end. So, season wisely because they will shrink and then your salt amount sort of doubles. Lastly, I had to use the oven for the cheese biscuits so I cranked it up to 400 for the last 30 minutes of baking and sort of *cough burntsomeofthechips cough* so I highly suggest either baking your bread beforehand or doing the chips earlier in the evening.
|Finished product - a bit dark on the edges but still devour-able!|
Despite all my flubs, they turned out pretty well and it's definitely a recipe I will make again!
Moving on to the protein on the plate - the lobster tails were so easy to make they only really warrant a short paragraph.
- Cut shell off of tail
- Drizzle EVOO on tail
- Season with lemon pepper
- Broil for 10 minutes
Serve with heavenly cheddar biscuits, zucchini chips (or side of your choice) and enjoy!
|Easy prep work - the hardest part was cutting off the shell! |
There you have it - a unique meal that was affordable and delicious! What are your favorite simple supper recipes?
|A whole plate of delicious for a fraction of the cost of a Red Lobster dinner|
Until next time,
~ Buzzard ~
Labels: cooking, easy cooking, food flop, lobster, protein, recipes, simple supper, zucchini