Family Recipes Cookbook

The cookbook I never got around to finishing…

Lobster Curry 11/19/2009

Filed under: Lib Griffith,Main Course,One Dish Meals — dearmasa @ 8:25 AM

1 lb. Lobster meat, in chunks

3 cups milk

2 cups grated, canned coconut

5 medium onions, chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

¼ pound butter

¼ teaspoon ground cumin

1/8 teaspoon red pepper

3 teaspoons ground ginger

3 teaspoons salt

3 teaspoons curry powder

2 tomatoes, chopped

2 tablespoons flour

1 cucumber, peeled and cubed

3 tablespoons lemon juice

2 tablespoons plum jam

Combine milk and coconut and bring to a boil, remove from heat; set aside for a half hour. Press all the milk from the coconut and discard pulp. Sauté onions and garlic in butter for 10 minutes stirring. Add cumin, red pepper, ginger, salt, curry, and tomatoes. Cover and cook over low heat for 10 minutes, stirring often. Add flour, stirring constantly until smooth. Add coconut milk gradually, stirring continually until it comes to a boil. Lower heat immediately, add cucumber and lobster meat and cook over low heat for 15 minutes. Combine lemon juice and plum jam and add this to mixture. Correct seasoning. This can simmer very slowly a while longer without harm.

Serve over rice and with any or all of the following “Side Boys”: Chopped peanuts, grated coconut, chopped hard-boiled eggs, chopped green onion tops, raisins, chutney, Bombay duck, at least one sharp relish, chopped unpeeled cucumbers, chopped preserved candied ginger. Serve these in small individual bowls.

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One Response to “Lobster Curry”

  1. dearmasa Says:

    …as published in Recipes to Remember. Typed on browned mimeographed paper, found in Lib’s cookbook; acc’d to Lib, from her gourmet meal club in South Pittsburg during the 1950s. The plan was to meet, and each diner would receive a typed list of what was to be served at the dinner.


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