Thursday, February 4, 2010

Valentines cooking

Yes I am back cooking and having fun. With all the other work, the training, the checking the walking through the ship and making sure all the food is looking good, we still have time to cook.

At the moment we are concentrating on Valentines, as it is just around the corner and I will give you a couple of examples. Now imagine we always make the recipe for 100 people, and usually make easy up to 600 of one portion, but no worry, I have changed the recipes that one can cook them for 2, especially for Valentines.

By the way, we are at the moment in Barbados, so far I had only time to pop out quick in St. John, Antigua as we are a bit busy at the moment with the photos and I need to get settled into the job, but there will be soon photos from the different ports.

Baked Potato and Lobster Soup

150 g (5 oz) Potatoes
60 g (2 oz) Leeks
60 g (2 oz) Onions
10 g (0.5 oz) Olive oil
400 ml (13 oz) Vegetable stock
120 ml (4 oz) Cream
Salt, pepper

1 ea Lobster tail

Puff pastry sheet

Peel and cut the potatoes in dices, wash the leeks and cut the same, peel the onions and cut in dices.

Heat the butter and fry the vegetables on low heat till onions become translucent.

Add vegetable stock, season lightly

Simmer till potatoes are very soft, add the cream and bring to the boil

Blend the soup and strain.

Poach lobster tail and cut in small dices

Pour the warm soup in soup cups, top with lobster pieces.

Cut the puff pastry in discs big enough to cover the soup cup.

Paint with egg wash and bake in the pre-heated oven at 180 C (350 F) till puff pastry is golden brown and crispy.

Enjoy the soup with your loved one and a glass of Rose Champagne, a good start for a great Valentines!

Next entry will be concentrating on main course, something special is waiting!


  1. Woooowwww,,,,looks sooo delicious and tempting picture.Sure, i will try this one for my hubby's bday.

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  3. Thank you, go wild I am sure your hubby will enjoy it. Let me know if you want anything special, I am happy to cook and write about it


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