“The best things in life are free. The second best are very expensive.” – Coco Chanel
New Year’s is such a thought provoking holiday. Looking back in remembrance and looking forward with vigor and hope. Celebrating the high moments of a year, while acknowledging and honoring the lows.
I happen to think that it doesn’t really matter what you do on this holiday but who you spend it with. Something about the act of looking into the eyes of loved ones at the stroke of midnight and setting intentions together is sacred to me.
The glitter of fireworks, the silly hats, the confetti, and (dare I say even the champagne,) are all fun and festive ways to be in the spirit, but let us always be mindful of the people we are surrounded by.
As you raise a glass with your friends, your family, & yourself……perhaps a little luxury to ring in 2014?
Here’s to having the best as well as the second best things in life! Here’s to the highs and the lows! Here’s to health and happiness!
Champagne & Meyer Lemon Broiled Lobster Tails
2 lobster tails
2 tablespoon meyer lemon juice
2 tablespoons champagne
2 tablespoon unsalted butter(you can use more or less depending on how you prefer)
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
salt & pepper to taste
Preheat oven to broil. Begin by butterflying the lobster tails with a pair of kitchen scissors. Insert the scissors at the end of the hard top shell. Cut to tip of tail. Pry shell open a bit to expose the flesh and slowly work the meat up to the top of the shell. Rinse well.
Place tails in a saute pan. Mix together the juice of the meyer lemon and champagne. Baste tails with half of the mixture. Place in oven and cook for 5 minutes. Baste lobster with lemon & champagne mixture once more and return to oven for 4 more minutes. Remove from oven and place tails on plate. Melt butter in pan liquid(there will be a delicious lobster champagne broth!) and season with salt & pepper. Garnish tails with parsley & serve with lobster butter on side. A fennel and arugula salad & some crusty bread make lovely compliments.
“Luxury is in each detail.” – Hubert de Givenchy