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By "Today" Food Editor
updated 9/28/2005 2:21:03 AM ET 2005-09-28T06:21:03

In this special feature, “Today” Food Editor Phil Lempert brings you recipes “stolen” (with permission) from notable restaurants across the world. See how much money you can save — and fun you can have — by cooking these dishes at home!

This week: Caribbean Lobster Tamal from the Ritz-Carlton in Cancun, Mexico

The award-winning Ritz-Carlton resort in Cancun, Mexico, features innovative cuisine, topline tequila tastings and wine lists, and creative cocktails. We've "stolen" one of Executive Chef Rainer Zinngrebe's signature dishes and modified it for the home cook and to take advantage of the ingredients that can be found in most neighborhood food markets.

Zinngrebe, a native of Germany, is a 24-year veteran of the food industry, serving in positions as executive chef in restaurants all over the world including the Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur and the Sheraton Grande Sukumvit Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand.

Most recently, he headed the food and beverage division at The Fullerton Hotel in Singapore, during which time he published his first cookbook, “Beyond Fusion,” offering a new look at ethnic influences on contemporary cooking.

(Please note that ingredient prices are estimates and based on national averages.)

The The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun, is located at Retorno Del Rey # 36, Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500, Q.Roo, Mexico. For more information, visit www.ritzcarlton.com/resorts/cancun/dining/default.asp

Want to find out how you can make your favorite restaurant recipe at home? Just send e-mail Phil at Phil.Lempert@nbc.com with the name of the restaurant, city and state and the dish you would like to have re-created! Want to know more about Phil and food? Visit his website at www.supermarketguru.com.

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