This Stir-Fry Lobster & Noodles recipe is the perfect addition to every Valentine’s Day plan. This spicy sauce paired with the buttery sweet lobster is sure to steal everyone’s heart this season. Don’t forget to scroll down to the bottom for a chance to win a #FiftyShadesDarker Prize Pack! ❤️
Valentine’s Day is coming…
What does this mean for you?
- Love, unicorns, rose petals, overcrowded sub-par expensive restaurants & stuffed animals / making your partner feel inadequate bec they didn’t wake you up to a room full of heart shaped balloons like that obnoxious girl who posted about it on Instagram.
- Shredding your exes photo at a local bar over 1 too many cocktails for a free shot (Yes, these bars exist…. let’s not discuss how I know about ’em).
- Watching 50 Shades Darker with your single girlfriends after happy hour and so many glasses of wine.
In case you were wondering what I will be doing (I’m sure you care oh so much)… I will be in Orlando at the happiest place on earth where I’m sure my boy Prince Eric will live up to all my expectations and not disappoint.
Well, no matter where your night leads you let me walk you through how this Stir-Fry Lobster & Noodles recipe can make all your V-Day dreams come true.
- Planning a night out with your significant other? Why brave the crowds when you can whip this up at home and end the night early? Really though – It’s a Tues night for crying out loud. Plus… who doesn’t want lobster & noodles on V-Day? (Dear Future BF – don’t take me to an overpriced crappy restaurant. I want seafood. I want Asian food. I need rice. Don’t forget to bring me flowers though. Get it done. K thx.) ?
- If option B is more your thing – Just don’t. Save yourself the morning after headache and regret (from potential drunk texts). It isn’t worth it. That free shot might be though so if you do go out… You need carbs. HELLO NOOOODLES. Save your $$$ for that lyft & eat at home instead.
- 50 Shades Darker comes out on 2/10. How about you make this your night with your girlfriends? Fancy home dining, happy hour wine, annnd a movie? WINE NOT? (So corny… I can’t even take myself seriously)
In case you were wondering where the inspiration for this dish came from it was actually from the book (see below – READING ONLY INTENDED FOR A18+). I was trying to think of something to cook up for Valentine’s Day and I was coming up empty. After browsing the web all I came across was cutesy little heart shaped dessert recipes that I don’t do. I don’t eat dessert & I definitely don’t cook/bake them. I’m well aware that isn’t normal, but I’m the girl that also gets sushi instead of a cake for her birthday so go away with your judgy self. Now, I’m also the girl who reads Fifty Shades and my biggest takeaways are what they ate instead of… well I’m sure you’ve heard what the book focuses on.
Anyways, Ana & Christian (who normally don’t spend their time cooking/eating) decided to cement their evolving ?love? story over bowls of stir-fry chicken & noodles. Isn’t that what every love story starts with? I swear my thai food delivery man might actually be my soulmate. ?
My thought process = If this was good enough to make Christian Grey fall in love then I figured changing that chicken to lobster would be just the touch for the annual love fest holiday recipe. Now, they also spent the night listening to Buena Vista Social Club over glasses of Pinot which sealed the deal for me. Asian stir-fry. Lobster (well they did chicken but you get the point). Wine. & Cuban music? Right up my alley. In case you are not familiar with Buena Vista Social Club – I’ve included a Spotify playlist including some of their music (Chan Chan is my fav) + some songs featured in the Fifty Shades Darker book + some Fifty soundtrack tunes for you (at least the ones released so far). Speaking of that soundtrack… If you scroll down don’t forget to enter the giveaway for a #FiftyShadesDarker prize pack (which includes the full soundtrack).
This lobster stir-fry is everything you need in your life and more. The stir-fry sauce used is something I whip up for basically any stir-fry I’m doing so it is completely versatile towards any stir-fry dish you make. One stop shop ova here. I’ll admit I tend to be a rice > noodles type of girl on most occasions…. but I’m trying to recreate this book scene guys so bear with me here. If you just aren’t down with the noods then skip them & you can serve this up on top of rice. Or salad? But c’mon… don’t be that person.
The vegetables used here are just what I had in my fridge. You can use more. You can use less. It’s 100% up to you and your preferences. Want to add onions? GO FOR IT. Hate carrots? Well just take em out. Don’t have Chinese broccoli, but you do have regular broccoli? Use what you got. Don’t like things hot & spicy? Skip the pepper! Completely customizable towards you and your preferences.
Now the lobster! I know. I know. It sounds intimidating. I get it. I like to go to my local Asian market to pick this up. On average it tends to be about $9.99/lb and this guy (or girl) was a little over a pound which is perfect for 2 people really. If you want some extra meat / you’re being shellfish (again, so cheesy I’m sorry) and want an entire one to yourself then go ahead and just grab 2.
If you don’t like lobster (who are you though) then just sub that for your favorite protein or add extra veggies and go without meat. If you do like lobster and don’t even know where to begin… I got you. Well, I don’t… but these next couple videos will make you the highest qualified Valentine’s night lobster wrangler that has ever existed. Watch and learn because nothing I write down can prepare you anymore than these videos on 1 – how to cook lobster & 2 – how to get every piece of meat out of the lobster without hurting yourself. Get out yo shell and give it a try! You’ll feel like such a boss after and you’ll look pretty damn cool.
The moral of the story here is… This stir-fry lobster & noodles recipe will bring alllllll the boys to the yard (or just keep the one you have). So get it ripe, get it right, get it tight.
PS – Don’t forget about that giveaway (scroll downnnn). Talk about a happy ending to this Valentine’s Day season……..❤️❤️❤️
- 1 lb Lobster
- 6 oz Dry Chow Mein Stir-Fry Noodles
- 2 tbsp Peanut Oil
- 2 cloves Minced Garlic
- 1 ½ ounces of Minced Ginger (about a 1 inch piece)
- 2 thinly diagonally sliced Carrots
- 2 stalks of diagonally sliced Celery
- 4 stalks of sliced Chinese broccoli (separate stalks from greens)
- 1 handful of Bean Sprouts (about 3 ounces)
- 4 Green Onions (Greens cut lengthwise & White portion thinly sliced)
- Sliced Fresh Chili (Mild = ½ Chili, Medium = 1 Chili, Hot = 2 Chilis)
- 1 tsp Sesame Oil
- ⅙ cup Soy Sauce
- ¼ cup Chicken Broth
- ⅛ cup Water
- ¼ tsp Salt
- ¼ tsp Pepper
- 2 tsp Sugar
- ¾ tbsp Rice Wine
- ⅙ cup Oyster Sauce
- ½ tbsp Baking Powder
- Steam lobster and remove meat from shell (see video in post)
- Prep all ingredients for stir-frying
- Cook noodles according to package directions (remove and rinse under cold water at about ⅔ of the way through cook time)
- Make sauce and set aside
- Heat wok to high and add peanut oil
- Stir-fry garlic and ginger for 30 seconds to 1 minute
- Add carrots, celery, and chinese broccoli stalks and stir-fry for 2-3 min
- Add chinese broccoli greens, bean sprouts, green onions, and chili and stir fry for 1-2 min
- Add noodles and stir fry for 2 min
- Add sauce and reduce heat after a boil has been reached
- Add lobster and cook together for 1-2 min
- Remove from heat and drizzle sesame oil over top
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