Fish of the month - September

Fish of the month - September

September's fish of the month is Lobster Tails.
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Lobster Tails

Lobster. The very word exudes luxury and gourmet cuisine.

If you have never tasted lobster then you will not understand what all the fuss is about. It has a unique flavour which is why it is more expensive than other shellfish. While the taste is similar to crab – it is not the same. Lobster has a lighter, sweeter taste with a texture that is unique. And is sometimes simply describes as melt-in-your-mouth.

Our lobster comes from the Bahamas and is sold as a whole raw tail ready to cook – just the best part of the lobster. Generally lobster is served with butter which makes the flesh even moister and adds a little fat to a very lean protein. Just add a twist of fresh lemon or lime. Whether this is your first taste of lobster or you are an aficionado you will be absolutely delighted. Grilled, BBQ’d or pan-fried they are simply delicious!

Lobster Tails

Recipe idea with Lobster Tails

Lobster Tails recipe

Check out our special recipe by a top UK food blogger for this month's "Fish of the month".

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Wine Pairing

Great, preferably un-oaked or lightly oaked Chardonnay is the obvious match for lobster because its mineral and delicious vanilla notes work superbly and accentuate the delicate flavour of the meat whilst overly fruity wines would obscure it. Chenin Blanc also pairs well because the flavour and the weight and sweetness of the wine you get from a tiny bit of residual sugar just makes it a wonderful accompaniment.

Although lobster is now much more affordable than it once was, it is still a luxury so it deserves the best wine that you can afford – so splash out!

Budget (£4.00-£6.00)

Try this La Maison Elyse 2014 Chardonnay on offer from Asda at £4.95 per bottle. It has flavours of tropical fruit, ripe lemon, minerality and some oak influence with a long, balanced. Satisfying finish.

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Medium Priced (£6.00 - £7.00)

This Niel Joubert Byter South African Chenin Blanc wine is a perfect accompaniment to our featured recipe this month. It is a crisp and vibrant dry white wine with flavours of tropical citrus, passion fruit and guavas. It is available from Marks & Spencer at £6.38 per bottle.

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Premium: (£10.00 - £15.00)

Try this Elodie Duprés 2016 Chablis from Majestic Wine on offer at £12.99 (for a mixed case of six) or £14.99 for a single bottle. It has all the classic flavours of Chablis in abundance, apple, citrus and a lovely mineral note on the finish. This will make a great accompaniment for our lobster tails.

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