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Lobster Tails Steamed with Hoegaarden

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Most people think of lobster as a special occasion meal. However lobster tails can be an any occasion dish especially if you put a fun twist on it. Steam it with beer! Hoegaarden is a great choice to steam your lobster tails with. Hogaaeden is a Belgium witbier and is spiced with orange peel and coriander, which expertly lends itself to steaming lobster (or any kind of fish really). Serve it with a side of butter-drenched asparagus to fancy it up or baked macaroni and cheese to dress it down. You don’t need to save it for a special occasion but if you do you are sure to impress.

2 Whole lobster tails
12 Ounces of Hoegaarden

1. Over medium heat, bring the beer to a boil in a medium saucepan
2. Split the tail shells length wise
3. Put steamer basket on top of the saucepan.
4. Place thawed lobster tails in basket and cover.
5. Reduce heat and simmer for 8 minutes.

Butter drenched asparagus
4. Tablespoons butter or margarine
1. Tablespoon orange juice
1. Bunch fresh asparagus
3. Cloves garlic, finely minced

1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium to high heat
2. Add the garlic, orange juice and asparagus spears
3. Cover and cook for 10 minutes
4. Stir occasionally until asparagus is tender.

Serve with an ice cold pint glass of Hoegaarden, garnished with an orange slice!