Lobster with chilli flavored goats butter on a tofu puff

A friend of ours, M, moved to Singapore a while back and I was so excited as she was coming home to visit! I wanted to cook lots of nice foods and decided to buy seafood. We went to the market and had a look around town. Saturdays are always busy on the high street and this was no exception. Crab has just come in to season but they had all sold out by 10 am! I was way too late but found a lovely looking lobster, some salmon and a skate.


I wasn’t sure what to serve with the lobster but it was too good to pass on.




M had brought some very interesting products for me to cook with. I have to admit I have no idea what half is, most of it tofu based but I can’t wait to get started. After looking through everything I wanted to try the tofu puffs, usually filled but I was quite sure they would be fine as a base as well.




I picked up some goats butter at the market, I am not sure I have seen it before and it was delicious, a plan for the lobster was forming!


Lobster starter

preparation time 5 minutes

cooking time 2 minutes

serves 3


  • 1 cooked lobster
  • 1 red chilli
  • 2 tsp watercress pesto (see recipe here, but with added chilli)
  • Goats butter (or normal butter)
  • 3 tofu puffs

Chop the chilli fine. Melt the butter, as much or little as you like but enough for 1 tbsp per portion. Take the butter of the heat and add the chilli and the pesto. Let stand to infuse whilst taking the meat out of the lobster. Heat the tofu puffs quickly in the oven, place on a warm plate and place the lobster on top. Re heat the butter and spoon over before serving.




I pan fried the salmon with crispy skin.



I served it with the skate, more of the pesto and chilli infused butter and sweet potato fries.




We all agreed that the lobster and the tofu puffs were a great combination and I can’t wait to try more dishes with the tofu!


Better late than missing it, I am bringing this to the Fiesta Friday Party, hosted by the lovely Angie, host of the lovely blog The Novice Gardener head over and check it out, this is a proper foodie party!






12 Responses to “Lobster with chilli flavored goats butter on a tofu puff”
  1. Hilda says:

    That looks really delicious. Almost Singapore inspired. No wonder the little tofu puffs went so well.

    • petra08 says:

      hi Hilda

      Thank you 🙂 It was so simple but so good and the tofu with the lobster was a great combination.

  2. This looks so delicious! And pretty…what a perfect dish to share with a favorite guest! I’m intrigued by the tofu puffs! Lovely post!

    • petra08 says:

      hi Prudy

      Thank you 🙂 The tofu puffs were great and am so happy I have more in the freezer! Am thinking what more it can go with!

  3. Cooking time of 2 minutes? I’m sold! Watercress pesto adds some zing to the lobster, yeah? Good call, Petra. Looks so yum!

    • petra08 says:

      hi Angie

      ha ha it was the perfect starter/bite/canape! A couple of minutes in the oven and the tofu puffs were so great 🙂

  4. saucygander says:

    This looks so interesting, I’ve never thought of using tofu puff in this way. And lobster and goat butter? Yum! What a great way to use these interesting ingredients! 🙂

    • petra08 says:

      Thank you 🙂 I wasn’t sure, the goats butter is a little stronger but it was lovely together! The tofu puff was interesting and if I see them in the shop I will buy them! So easy and delicious.

  5. Patty Nguyen says:

    Everything looks great, Petra! What a creative feast!

  6. ediblethings says:

    Interesting that the crab sells out before the lobster, I would have thought it would be the other way around.
    These puffs look fantastic. There really is something about chilli and shellfish that is so perfect, isn’t there?

    • petra08 says:

      hi Mel

      Thank you 🙂 Oh I agree, chilli and garlic as well, just yum! I have to admit if I could choose, crab always wins over lobster but saying that I like lobster as well! 🙂

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