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wutamess
07-27-2006, 10:38 PM
Before I forget... Happy B-Day Fire Me Boy (Same as my 1 year old which is the same as our Anniversary tomorrow (That's the only reason I remember that)).

K people... I need help preparing dinner... I think I over did it with the meat but I guess I'm a neanderthalish alpha male.

Anyhow... I got 2 of those big lobster tails from Sams club (costs $45 for 2). I got about 2 lbs of king crab legs and I got 3 big rib-eye steaks, 4 twice baked potatoes, and a bottle of wine. We'll have some broccoli salad with it also. I originally had good intentions but I forgot I don't know how to cook or really have the patience.

First off... Where / how in the hell do I start? How do I make the lobster tails so that they are really juicy & flavorful... My idea of flavorful would be really seasoned and I like to use lemon pepper as seasoning (Do you even put it on lobster tails). Is there a way to make them more tender (is tenderer a word)?

I don't know the benefits of broiling or boiling when it comes to lobster tails.

All of that to think about and that's just the lobster.

Onto the crab legs. She's gonna want those spicy as hell... we love them using Old Bays spicy seasoning. I'm thinking I'll slap those in some water and with some Old Bay seasoning.

ANY suggestions with expectations posted would be appreciated.

NOW onto the steaks... I've recently starting eating beef again as I haven't really eaten any since college (approx 7 years ago). Like lobster, I honestly don't know where to freaking begin. She's going to want that the tenderist. Probably medium to medium well. I don't know whether to broil or bake the steaks either. Is there a way I can keep them really moist while cooking?

Sorry for the long post but I wanna kinda pull this one off before my wife kicks me out of the kitchen and just take over in fear of me fuggin the expensive meal all up (If she's here).

Thanks in advance.

BucEyedPea
07-27-2006, 10:46 PM
Never made lobster tails.
But here is where I go when I need info or a new recipe besides a cookbook:

http://www.cooks.com/rec/search?q=Lobster+Tails

Can put anything into it's Recipe Search at the top for all kinds of variations.
You can follow directions right?
It's as simple as that.

On the steaks...never "boil!" OMG don't do that!

I like them grilled on the barbe with just garlic rubbed on them and onion powder. Sometimes I use rosemary, or Worcestshire sauce but only afterwards for any sauce. Best to sear on outside at high heat or flame, then lower heat. This will keep in the juices.

K?

These are easy to cook meals. Don't sweat it.

Hope I helped.
Good Luck and Happy Anniversary!

Nzoner
07-27-2006, 11:00 PM
Damn dude I hope you're having Anniversary sex BEFORE you eat.

wutamess
07-27-2006, 11:05 PM
Damn dude I hope you're having Anniversary sex BEFORE you eat.

Anniversary Sex... I'd imagine the 5 year anniversary sex better be better than the birthday boy sex. :hump:

If she falls a sleep because she's too full/head hurts/too tired/ or any one of her spur of the moment convenient excuses... I wouldn't be mad... we've both had a pretty stressful week.

PastorMikH
07-27-2006, 11:07 PM
I it were me, I'd carry the stuff in and put in on the counter, then ask her when will dinner be ready.

:p

wutamess
07-27-2006, 11:09 PM
I it were me, I'd carry the stuff in and put in on the counter, then ask her when will dinner be ready.

:p

Well I have it thawing out in the bedroom downstairs. Hopefully it'll be thawed by tomorrows cooking time... whichi I don't know if I'm goinna do it for lunch or dinner.

Phobia
07-27-2006, 11:13 PM
Dude - bring the steak over and I'll help you out. What kind of cuts did you get?

BucEyedPea
07-27-2006, 11:14 PM
Tip: Have the sex first on an empty stomach.

wutamess
07-27-2006, 11:16 PM
Dude - bring the steak over and I'll help you out. What kind of cuts did you get?

Man I don't know what kind of cut they are.
They were in the meat section at Sams if it helps... To me... meat is meat & a steak is a steak.

wutamess
07-27-2006, 11:19 PM
Tip: Have the sex first on an empty stomach.

Might feel differently tomorrow but right now, I just finished playing 4 softball games and will poke her damn eyes out if she woke up and so much as even looked at me like she wanted some.

Bacon Cheeseburger
07-27-2006, 11:19 PM
Dang, you should have posted this before my wife went to bed, she cooks seafood all the time. I have no idea other than it doesn't take long and it's very important not to overcook it.

wutamess
07-27-2006, 11:21 PM
Dang, you should have posted this before my wife went to bed, she cooks seafood all the time. I have no idea other than it doesn't take long and it's very important not to overcook it.

Thanks Bugeater... That's really assuring... I really appreciate that.
:rolleyes:

BucEyedPea
07-27-2006, 11:22 PM
Might feel differently tomorrow but right now, I just finished playing 4 softball games and will poke her damn eyes out if she woke up and so much as even at me looked at me like she wanted some.

Don't think it's her eyes that are supposed to get poked!
ROFL

Nzoner
07-27-2006, 11:22 PM
Man I don't know what kind of cut they are.
They were in the meat section at Sams if it helps... To me... meat is meat & a steak is a steak.

On second thought go ahead and have sex after the meal,I don't think it's going to matter.

wutamess
07-27-2006, 11:23 PM
On second thought go ahead and have sex after the meal,I don't think it's going to matter.

For some reason that's a funny post to me... But I'm afraid I don't know what that reason is and I think joke's on me. :)

PastorMikH
07-27-2006, 11:24 PM
...meat is meat & a steak is a steak.



:shake::shake::shake:



Rookies.


:)


If I have my choice, 14-16 oz Sirloin light on the marbling cooked to medium.

wutamess
07-27-2006, 11:26 PM
:shake::shake::shake:



Rookies.


:)


If I have my choice, 14-16 oz Sirloin light on the marbling cooked to medium.

I called my mom and asked her what the best steak cut was... she suggested rib-eye. I've heard T-Bone. Sirloins are the tough pieces right?

Bacon Cheeseburger
07-27-2006, 11:28 PM
Ahhh... the wonders of the internet!

http://www.cooking-lobster.com/cooking-lobster/index.html

BucEyedPea
07-27-2006, 11:30 PM
I called my mom and asked her what the best steak cut was... she suggested rib-eye. I've heard T-Bone. Sirloins are the tough pieces right?

Best is filet mignon.

I also like a thick NT strip with good marbeling.


BTW we expect a report on the meal and the sex later.

Bacon Cheeseburger
07-27-2006, 11:33 PM
For the steak, scroll down to "broiling".

http://www.txbeef.org/cooking_methods.php3

Hope all goes well!:thumb:

greg63
07-27-2006, 11:34 PM
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Bacon Cheeseburger
07-27-2006, 11:38 PM
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ROFL

Mrs63 sure picked herself up a real prize, didn't she?

PastorMikH
07-27-2006, 11:39 PM
I called my mom and asked her what the best steak cut was... she suggested rib-eye. I've heard T-Bone. Sirloins are the tough pieces right?



Only tough ones I've had were due to the cook.

Typically they are rather tender and tasty cuts. Not quite as tender as the T Bones and top loin, but I find that they are usually leaner and don't have a big ol' bone taking up valuable room that could be taken up by meat.



Here's a link to beef cuts for you...

http://www.gatewaygourmet.com/beef_cuts.htm