Sunday, May 22, 2005

Lobsters for May 25th

Okey..the list is getting longer..hmmm..mrst is coming..karen too..don't miss the boat guys!

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I hope you guys will come prepared to feast on these lobsters. The timing couldn't be better for Mama Stel's party. Kamayan is allowed, I hope. Time to take off those manicures, just for a day. Mama Stel, just be ready with a bowl of water and sliced lemons in it please to keep their fingers from the smell afterwards. And oh, the towels Mama to wipe their hands dry after.

We get these lobsters for a low price during the month of May. In fact, there is a store here which sells them at half the price on Mother's day. For three years now, we've made it a tradition to indulge on seafood on Mother's day. I saved some for Stel's party of course. The steamed ones on top can be enjoyed with a small bowl of vinegar, salt and minced garlic. That's all you need. Sawsaw galore.

Wait don't go home yet if you don't want the steamed ones. You get so disappointed easily. I really plan to come prepared. Here's for you guys who are "seafood-cooked-in-coconut-milk" lovers. Paborito ni Tito Rolly 'to. (Tito Rolly puwedeng kumanta ka na lang. I'll take care of the food)

I cooked these with lots of finely chopped ginger, minced garlic, 2 tbsps of alamang, finely chopped medium onion and a can of coconut milk. I made sure that I reduced the coconut milk from a can to almost 1/4 or lesser by letting it boil for quite a while. And then I added the rest of the ingredients and cooked them for about a minute or two. 'added the lobsters afterwards. I seasoned the dish with love (and a little salt if needed, otherwise the alamang will do it).

You see, our friends are so used to this package deal when inviting us. I mean, when one of us in the family is invited, everyone goes. I had to warn my family that they can't join me though because Stel's is quite a ways. With the fare alone, I'd go bankrupt.

Anyhow, to appease my son, I let him take pictures of the lobsters. I left 2 pieces for them, don't you guys worry.

I can't wait. My barkadas will be there: JMom, CeliaK, Mommy Beng, Ms Thess, Annabanana and Schatzli. Of course I am so excited to meet Cacofonix, Stef, Atinna and Cheh. Others are still welcome. We've got lots of time. Right Mama Mia?

On a side note, you guys are invited to my house warming next month. Mommy Beng made a complete overhaul of my kitchen. She's moved the pots and pans around. I plan to hold a barbecue party. Let's have a casual get together. Barbecue, Wine, Cheese. Hey, Tokwa't Baboy will be nice.

21 comments:

cathcath said...

ting,
nakakalaway naman.

sarap naman ninyo eb ng mga nagluluto.
pakitapunan nga ako ng buto. hahaha

sabi nga natin TING, make friends not enemies in the blogosphere.

hekhekhek

ting-aling said...

Ca T, bakit buto lang..join in ka na rin..everyone is invited naman. Kung wala kang dalang pagkain, puwede naman daw kumanta.

Wala pa ring nagprisintang maghugas ng plato.

TECHGUY (hinde guapo pero medyo bastos) said...

sabi mo padadalhan mo ako niyan thru FEDEX, asan?

ting-aling said...

Techguy, di ba nakarating? matawagan nga office nila..

ruth said...

wow! sarap, sarap naman nyan, ting!

at ang galing ng EB nyo, ha?

SiaoChaBoa said...

I'll come.. hhehehehe!!
Lobster looked great..! save some for me.. ;)

drstel said...

ting! slurpyslurpy my tummy kumukurokok growly angry gimme gimme lobstas...
you're lucky it's gone down in price. over here they've gone to the deep cold part of the Atlantic Ocean and it takes brave fishermen to go out--very risky w/ the stormy weather we've been having.
thank you for this ting, i'll provide the towels, dips, bibs...left from last baby Dashi. i'll leave the washing up to husby heehee.
i'm so glad you joined the party. wait for my round-up, hopefully intime for memorial day weekend, official start of summer season here. regards to the family!!! suerte nila ha!!!

drstel said...

p.s. for mrs. T, please i'd be so honored if you'd attend the girls' night out! chloe too!
(heehee thank you thank you ting!)

ting-aling said...

Ruth..welcome ka daw.

Mrst..wow, can I order something from Singapore? OK NB then..lobsters..haha

I'll see you there then..

Thess said...

Ms. Ting, unang-una, kinikilig ako kasi panay tawag mo ng 'Ms' sa akin...it's either considered mo akong dalagang dalaga pa rin o ganyan ka gumalang sa nakakatanda sa iyo, har har har!

nde ko na maantay ang 25th para tikman ang lobster, ano ba yan!! ginto yan dito eh..ah basta , sukdulan ang pagutom mo sa akin!

ting-aling said...

Ms Thess Suplading..hehe, ayaw mo n'on? kunwari dalaga ka pa?

Hehe, hayaan mo, ihihiwalayan kita. Ipagbabalot kita.

CaCofoNix said...

ei sarappppppppppppppppp,

lobsters! my favorite! (jumping up and down!).....you just don't know how something like this smells like a pricey caviar for a hopelessly UNChef person like me sistah ting-a-ling....

your site's excellente! nice to meet you and will definitely come back for more!

see you at the party and can I come to the barbecue? i'll bring toyo, kalamansi, garlic and sticks.....:). i don't have a stacked up ref kse eh (my kitchen's in Chinatown, in a block of turo-turo there...:).

Karen said...

Hi Ting, thanks for checking up on me. Parang ikaw ata ang event organiser ni Stel! :)

Still don't have anything posted but worry not, I already have something in mind.

anna said...

yey! you kept your promise of bringing lobsters! ting, maraming thank yous! haaay, galing lang ako sa page ni cheh, tapos dito...ano na kaya ang uunahin ko? hmmmm...bahala na basta kitakits na! yehey! :D

eye said...

oooooooooey!!! this is the one thing i miss most, mahal kasi dito hehehe! huling kain ko ng lobster eh sa Maine pa, which was 4 yrs ago haha!

ting-aling said...

Cacofonix..toyo't calamnsi will be nice..what about Peking duck from our beloved chinatown?

ting-aling said...

Karen..haha..just trying to give her a hand..hopefully she'll give me a hand when it's my turn. thanks for the visit..

Anna, siempre naman..can't wait to have some of your kimchi..dala kang tupperware ha..

Eye, padalahan kita...

stefoodie said...

oh my lobsters!!!!

-- drooling all over the keyboard --

'nuff said!

Jdavies said...

Nagugutom tuloy ako! Grrrr... sarap!

ting-aling said...

Jardine...aha, naligaw ka ha. Kain.

JMom said...

Lobsters and wine, my favorite pair!! Diet time again, after a party like that, ha? ;-)

p.s. Glad to see your lobsters came back :-)