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Lobster Thermidor

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Introduction

What is now quite a retro seafood dish, but nonetheless, one of my firm favourites. I love it with a crisp green salad and buttery new potatoes. The preparation is well worth the trouble and doesn't even take long to cook!

Ingredients

Serves: 2

  • 1 lobster (cooked and split in half)
  • 28 grams butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 shallot (peeled and chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon fresh tarragon
  • 130 millilitres dry white wine
  • ⅛ litre bechamel sauce
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 pinch of french mustard
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 pinch of pepper
  • 1 pinch of paprika
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon browned breadcrumbs

Method

Lobster Thermidor is a community recipe submitted by tootsievalentine and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Remove the stomach and intestines from the lobster, if the fishmonger hasn't already done so. Take out the flesh from the body, tail and claws, and dice it. Wash the shells and reserve for serving.
  • Melt the butter and oil, add the shallot and herbs and cook for 5 mins Add the wine, increase the heat and cook rapidly to reduce by half Stir the wine into the béchamel sauce gradually.
  • Add the cream, lobster meat, mustard and seasonings to taste. Mix well.
  • Pour into the cleaned shells
  • Sprinkle with cheese and breadcrumbs and brown under the grill.
  • Tell us what you think