Saba Lobsterfest
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Saba Brings Back their Lobsterfest

Saba is delighted to welcome back their Lobsterfest. From Monday 14th through Sunday 27th September, diners can enjoy Kilkeel Harbour’s finest lobster, rope mussels from Roaring Bat, oysters from Carlingford Lough and many more fresh tastes of the sea, all served up Saba style.

Get your claws into the delicious lobster inspired specials including Steamed Whole Lobster with Thai herbs with pineapple fried rice and Goong Mongkorn Sam Rod Stir Fried Whole Lobster with triple flavoured chilli sauce.

To get you inspired for their seafood season Saba have provided us two great lobster themed recipes for you to try at home!

Check out for more details or to make a reservation.

Seared Lobster Tail

Serves 4 people

2 lobster tails
8 segments of pink grapefruit
120g roasted shredded coconut
20g ginger, brunoise
50g shallots
2 bird’s eye chili
16 betel leaves

For sauce
2dsp palm sugar
3dsp fish sauce
1tsp shrimp paste
1dsp water
1dsp rapeseed oil

1. To prepare the sauce put the palm sugar, fish sauce, shrimp paste and water in a sauce pan and bring it to a simmer.
2. Simmer the sauce until it begins to thicken and then leave to one side.
3. Bring a pan to a medium to high heat and add oil. For medium rare, fry the lobster tail for 30 seconds on each side.
4. Mix roasted shredded coconut, pink grapefruit, ginger, shallots and bird’s eye chili in a bowl then add the sauce and mix well.
5. Spoon the mixture onto betel leaves and add the thinly sliced seared lobster on top.

Goong Mankorn Sam Rod – Stir-fry Whole Lobster

Serves 4

4 fresh lobsters
8dsp rapeseed oil
8 cloves garlic, chopped
8 kaffir lime leaves, julienne

For the Triple Flavour Chili Sauce
100g chopped garlic
100g chopped onion
100g chopped red and green peppers
4 chopped big red chilis
4dsp fish sauce
2dsp sugar
2dsp rice vinegar
4dsp rapeseed oil
100ml chicken stock or water
1dsp of corn starch with 2dsp of water

1. To prepare the sauce bring the wok to a medium to high heat and add the oil, garlic and onion.
2. Stir until they get a nice aroma then add peppers and chili.
3. Season the vegetables with fish sauce, sugar, vinegar and add water or chicken stock.
4. Add corn starch to thicken the sauce and keep to one side.
5. To prepare lobster, cut in half and take the meat out of the shell.
6. Dice the meat into big pieces and keep to one side.
7. Steam the lobster shell for 5 minutes and keep to one side.
8. Bring another wok to high heat, add oil and garlic and stir until they get a nice aroma.
9. Add lobster meat and stir for 1 minute then add the sauce. Stir for another 2 minutes until lobster is cooked.
10. To serve, place the cooked mixture into the lobster and garnish with kaffir lime leaves.

Sanook! Enjoy!