As Squid Terrorists Are Wont to Do, Ours Showed Up On the Doorstep

…with dead things and demands.
“You’re cooking dinner!”

Okay. **grrrthuggrrr*** Well, WAIT! Not for him ~ for his lovely wife!
So, of course, we were delighted!
While major dad set about whacking the little cockroaches into submission and preparing to season the absolutely BEAUTEOUS grouper filet…

…I approved of his beverage choice. MUST HAVE SCHMEAR! So I dumped a couple shallots, garlic cloves, fresh handful of Italian parsley into the wee thingee (chop these puppies together first), then added a cubed, softened stick o’ unsalted butter, ’bout a 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil and the remnants of a bottle of Prudhomme’s Blackened Redfish Seasoning (I guess it was about a tablespoon or so left) ~ give a whirl ’til JUST blended.

I finish it off by hand, once the aromatics are tiny bits. The heat from that processor will start to melt butter pretty quick. (Freeze the leftover for a spicy riff on maître d’ butter.)

Let it sit a bit somewhere cool and steep, then take a couple tablespoons off in a separate ‘lil bowl and pack that ALL around those lobster tails REAL tight, like a cool buddah blanket.
Crank up the grill of your choice and execute the plan of the day.

There’s only ONE BIG PROBLEM with killer food and excellent company, that I can see…or not, as the case may be.

You’re so charged, you forget to take the final product pictures.

By the time I remembered, there was nothin’ left of last night, but empty shells and smiles.

5 Responses to “As Squid Terrorists Are Wont to Do, Ours Showed Up On the Doorstep”

  1. JeffS says:

    “Execute” is right. Those poor sea kittens had no chance at all.

    And that’s the way I like it. Mmmmmmmmmmm…..crustaceans!

  2. Teresa says:

    LOL wow – looks wonderful!!! Now I’m hungry.

  3. Mr. Bingley says:

    Looks super delish!

    And that’s a mighty fine looking grill!

  4. Syd says:

    There are only a few things in life that look so bad but taste so good.

    I’ll get my coat.

  5. Laura says:

    OMG You would so be reprimanded if you were on The Food Network- no fancy plate shot. Looks yummy on the grill though.

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