Gary Burghoff's broiled lobster recipe

From the recipe book of the real Radar.

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While Radar O'Reilly may be from Ottumwa, Iowa, Gary Burghoff was from New England, and he liked his food bland. So keep that in mind while you peruse this recipe he provided to the Los Angeles Times in 1975.

Without further ado, here is a recipe straight from the kitchen of M*A*S*H's Gary Burghoff:


"Broiled Lobster"

2 cleaned lobsters, each weighing 1 ½ to 2 pounds

melted butter

paprika

lemon wedges

Have butcher clean and split lobster or do it yourself. To kill lobster, insert sharp knife deeply into back at point where head joins body to sever spinal cord. To split lobster, turn on back; split from head to tail, cutting through to back shell with very sharp knife. Discard intestinal vein at back of head. Leave tomalley (green liver) and red roe. Crack claws. Place lobster on buttered preheated broiler. Broil for about 12 minutes, basting often with melted butter, and sprinkle well with paprika. Serve at once on a heated plate. Serve with additional melted butter and lemon wedges. Serves 2.


AFTERTHOUGHTS: Select only fresh lobsters! If desired, lobster tail may be used. Be careful not to overcook the lobster."

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BenSobeleone 8 months ago
Hey Radar, how about a recipe for rabbit stew? A spam lamb?
MrsPhilHarris 9 months ago
I think some of the METV story writers are on holidays and someone is just opening up Gary’s cookbook to fill space. 🤭
LoveMETV22 9 months ago
Not " Gary the Lobster" but I remember the comedy sketch SNL did in 1982 called "Larry the Lobster."
Where viewers called in to decide the fate of Larry. 🤣🤣. Pass the Butter. 🤣🤣.
LoveMETV22 LoveMETV22 9 months ago
PS Add: Not discounting the advocates that might have existed when that sketch aired on SNL, but we're talking about a crustacean. The creators of the Simpsons wrapped a lobster theme into the episode "Lisa Gets an 'A'" where Homer buys a lobster with the intention of fattening it up and profiting from it, however he bonds with it as a pet named " Pinchy." At the end of the episode Homer mistakenly puts "Pinchy" in a hot bath:
🤣🤣
LoveMETV22 9 months ago
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