TODAY | November 13, 2012
>>> good morning, in "today's kitchen," what's for dinner? how about lobster ? jose andres has a new restaurant in puerto rico . it's a brand new ritz karlcarlton. jose.
>> so happy to be here.
>> a lot of people are intimidated by lobster .
>> lobsters are great, and right now our fishermen in maine and other parts, they need us to buy lobsters.
>> we need to help them so this is a good way.
>> all righty.
>> doing things from spain. today i'm cooking puerto rican style. and the national dish in puerto rico , lobster aso pao.
>> you'll use a spiney lobster .
>> all around the island, but if you're here --
>> driving cabs.
>> you would use a maine lobster . here we make a sofrito, everyone knows what that is, right?
>> in puerto rico it would be onions, peppers, cilantro, capers, olives, red peppers and garlic and we cook everything, put it in a blender, bingo.
>> beautiful so now we need to make the stock. we have heads, flavorful, don't throw them garbage.
>> don't do that.
>> flavor is in the head.
>> in the head!
>> right here, olive oil , some celery, some carrots, onions. we carmelize.
>> and what do we do?
>> put the heads in the pot.
>> do you know the recipe?
>> i don't know.
>> throw the lobster in.
>> so we are ready. we add some white wine , some tomato paste .
>> why not.
>> and some water, help me out. we let it boil, 30 minutes .
>> wow, smell it.
>> we we come here, we put some pork, some ham, some more olive oil . imagine this is olive oil , and then we put some tomato paste , too, and we put this.
>> what is that?
>> it's an amazing seed, very flavorful and we add the stock. when the stock is boiling, what do you do?
>> put in some rice.
>> man, you are good.
>> i'm you unbelievable!
>> you should stop doing the weather.
>> maybe people have said that.
>> it's poilboiling, the lobster tail and clause are ready to go in.
>> oh, you need to look at it.
>> good. and then you look it cook, 15 minutes and take a look at what happens.
>> slowly, slowly.
>> oh, man!
>> lobster .
>> everybody together.
>> take a look at this.
>> we do the lobster .
>> oh, my gosh.
>> and we finish, the truffle of the caribbean.
>> what is that?
>> heart of palm.
>> here, take a look.
>> oh, wow.
>> don't tell me this is not amazing.
>> that is not amazing.
>> it is amazing.