This dish is delicious and, once you get used to dispatching lobsters, it isn’t too difficult. You can add some coconut milk to make it
Pound the paste ingredients in a mortar with a pestle until you have a fine paste. Or process with a blender, using
Kill the lobster humanely, then cut it in half lengthways and clean the insides. Cut each half crossways into thirds.
Heat the oil in a wok or deep-fryer until just smoking (180°C/350°F), and deep-fry the lobster in batches until golden brown, then remove and drain on paper towel. Discard all but
Add the paste to the wok and stir-fry over medium heat until fragrant. Add the sugar, fish sauce and stock, bring to the boil, add the cooked lobster and toss together. Sprinkle with the lime and coriander leaves.
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