2Tbsptaucheo or use same amount of hoisin sauce or dark miso paste
You’ll need a large wok.
To prepare the tamarind:
Soak the pulp in the water for 10-20 minutes. The hotter the water, the less time you need.
After the soaking time, give it all good mix with, squeezing the pulp with your fingers, then strain through a medium or large mesh sieve. Discard the seeds and pulp.
Prepare the Lobsters
Look above on how to prepare the lobsters.
Let's cook the Chilli Lobster!
Heat oil in a large wok and fry the ingredients until fragrant.
Add the tomatoes, water, ketchup, tamarind and lobsters, and give it a good stir. Cover and cook for about 5 minutes, scooping up the sauce and covering the lobsters with it. You could also turn the lobster over for a couple of minutes.
Check the seasoning, add the egg and gently mix it in for 20 seconds, and turn the heat off and take the wok off the heat. The egg doesn’t want very long as you want wisps of it, not scrambled bits.
Garnish with the herbs and serve with some rice or crusty bread.
Total time assumes you are working with a cooked and halved lobster.