Want to make a special meal for Father’s Day? Looking for a last minute plan. Don't fret, this meal is a one pot wonder. The rest of the meal is stress freee and super easy. Here’s the perfect Father’s Day Dinner to prepare that will wow your family but also be stress free and manageable. If your household is anything similar to mine, then that means time in the kitchen has to be well planned out. My kids are young and they like to run circles around me, even when I’m cooking. I like to make sure I am efficient when I’m in the kitchen. Anything that takes a ton of time is usually not going to happen. A super elaborate meal is not likely either, since the kids get hungry by 6pm and my kitchen isn’t the largest. I like to focus on one stellar dish when I cook at home. The star of this Father’s Day meal is lobster fried rice. It’s not something families will cook regularly but can be seen as a nice treat. And who doesn’t like fried rice?! And if the kids are not a fan of lobster, you can just skip the lobster in their bowls and add a different protein. It’s customizable without requiring you to make an entirely different meal. Instead of preparing an appetizer, put together a charcuterie board and pair it with some wine. Enjoy a little cheese and crackers with your hubby and turn on a fun movie for the kids.
While the father and the kids are entertained with some “appetizers” you can get working on the fried rice. This version incorporates vegetables which means it’s a one pot meal. You can swap out the vegetables for other types if corn or tomato isn’t to your liking. After dinner, dishes are minimal so you can relax during dessert.
For dessert opt to have DIY Sundaes, something the kids can join in on building. Pick out ice cream flavors that the family loves and spread out some fun toppings. I don’t know about you, but a Father’s Day at home spent with the family over some good food, a movie and a sundae sounds like the perfect Sunday for not only Dad but also mom.
Lobster Fried Rice For Father's Day
Ingredients: Serves 4
4 Lobster Tails (Grilled, Roasted or Poached)
6 cups cooked white rice (left over night is best)
4 whole eggs, whisked
1/2 cup freshly shucked corn or frozen corn
2 whole Roma tomatoes diced
1/2 cup chopped green onions and cilantro (half and half)
2 tsp minced ginger
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp black pepper
4 tablespoon braggs soy
2 tablespoon butter
½ lemon, just the juice
1 tablespoon avocado oil
1. Remove the cooked lobster from the shell and dice into small pieces
2. Heat a non-stick pan with 1 tablespoon canola oil
3. Add tomato, corn, green onion and cilantro mixture into the pan and stir fry for 1 minute or until fragrant.
4. Add whisked eggs and scramble. Season with a pinch of salt
5. Plate vegetable egg scramble aside.
6. Add butter to the pan and sautee lobster with garlic, ginger, and lemon juice. Stir fry until fragrant (2-3 mins). Remove from pan.
7. Add 1 tablespoon of canola oil, add rice and stir fry. Add Bragg’s soy sauce, black pepper and salt. Optional, a pinch of sugar to round out the flavors.
8. Add vegetable egg scramble back into the pan with the rice and stir fry until fragrant, 1 min.
9. Turn heat off add lobster and stir to incorporate. Plate into shallow bowls with a leftover lobster shell. Spoon fried rice into the shell and garnish with green onions.
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