Fiji Lobster Curry
 
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Fiji
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 lobster Tails
  • 1 medium onion – chopped into chunks
  • 7 cloves of garlic
  • 5 red chilies – or however much heat you like
  • 2 inch piece of ginger, peeled
  • 1/ 4 inch cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 4 cardamon pods
  • 2 cloves
  • 2 sprigs fresh curry leaves or 1 Teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 Tbsp garam masala
  • 1 Tbsp coriander powder
  • 1 Tbsp paprika
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 Tbsp salt or to taste
  • 2 Tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • ½ can of coconut milk
  • 3 cups water – or enough to cover the lobster
  • 1 tsp crushed ginger,
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. chili paste
  • chopped cilantro for garnish – ¼ cup
Instructions
  1. Put the onion chunks, garlic, chilies and ginger into a food processor or mortar and pestle and grind together to form a paste and set aside.
  2. In a big pot add oil and heat it on med heat.
  3. Add cumin,fenugreek seeds, mustard seeds, cinnamon, cardamon and cloves, stir in hot oil for about 45 secs
  4. Add in the paste you set aside and stir well,
  5. Add curry leaves or powder at this time along with the turmeric.
  6. Add diced tomato and onions and reduce the flame to low, cover and let it simmer until tomatoes become soft and onions become translucent, Stir occasionally so it doesn’t stick to the bottom
  7. Add ½ cup of water and let it cook until all the water evaporates and the oil starts to separate.
  8. Arrange the lobster tails and let it cook on medium flame for about 5 mins
  9. Add enough water to cover the lobster and cook on medium for another 10 mins
  10. Add 1 tsp of crushed ginger, garlic, chili paste
  11. Add ½ can of coconut milk and stir well, cook for another 4 mins
  12. check for spices (salt n chilies)
  13. Add chopped cilantro for garnish
  14. Serve with white rice and raita.
Recipe by International Cuisine at https://www.internationalcuisine.com/fiji-lobster-curry/