Astakos Plaki Lobster In Tomato Sauce With Saffron Rice Recipe


  • 2 x Lobsters (about 2 lbs each) (live, or possibly recently dead)
  • 25 x Saffron strands, soaked in
  • 1/4 c. Warm water
  • 1/4 lb Finely minced onion
  • 1 med Leek, washed, finely minced
  • 8 Tbsp. Fruity extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 x Garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 lb Tomatoes, skinned, seeded, and finely minced
  • 4 x Sun-dry tomatoes (in oil) pounded to a paste
  • 1/2 c. White wine
  • 1/4 c. Orange juice
  • 1 x Bay leaf
  •     Salt & freshly grnd Pepper
  • 1/2 c. Finely minced Fennel
  • 1/2 c. Chopped flat-leaf Parsley
  • 1 Tbsp. Finely minced fresh Mint
  •     Saffron Rice


If You Have Live Lobsters, Plunge Them Into A Pan Of Boiling Water For 1 Minute, Then Into Cool Water. To Prepare The Lobsters, Break Off The Claws And Crack Them Open With A…

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