Lazy Lobster! – The New York Times

Good morning. I obtained it into my head that I needed lobster for dinner. Lobster’s costly, however no extra so than the hen from the farm the place they train poultry Pilates. I hadn’t had lobster in a really very long time. I believed it well worth the splurge.

However I didn’t wish to make an ordeal of it. The purpose wasn’t to recreate a shore dinner someplace, me in a bib cracking open shells on the desk, sucking on legs, rolling corn on the cob via the juices on my plate. I needed restaurant magnificence, candlelight, luscious, buttery meat.

Enter David Tanis, together with his recipe for lazy lobster (above), a stunning dinner for 2 (although you can simply scale it up or down) that delivers items of scorching lobster swimming in butter, requiring no shucking on the desk in any respect. You can steam the lobsters within the morning earlier than work, after which assemble every little thing within the night — fast work adopted by dinner with glowing wine.

No lobster the place you keep? Gabrielle Hamilton’s crab toast presents the same vibe (with much more ease, since you should purchase pre-picked crab on the retailer). So does Florence Fabricant’s monkfish with caper butter.

Or you can go in a completely completely different course: beans and garlic toast in broth; savory oatmeal with greens and yogurt; eggs mayonnaise. (I’ve been making that final one at work, with grab-and-go hard-boiled eggs from the cafeteria, a packet of mayonnaise and sprinkles of salt and black pepper.)

You may wish to give Melissa Clark’s newest a attempt, prematurely of Passover. It’s a pomegranate onion and rice bake that’s a simple riff on a stuffed-onion dish from the Israeli-born Los Angeles chef Shimi Aaron, well-known for his babkas.

And if none of that fits you, do contemplate quick chicken and dumplings, roasted sausages with grapes and onions or sesame tofu with coconut-lime dressing and spinach.

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