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  1. Lobster Thermidor Recipe

    December 19, 2018 by Varga László

    Ingredients (1-2 servings):

    • 1 whole lobster (about 500 grams)
    • 100 g button mushrooms
    • 2 garlic cloves
    • 75 ml double cream
    • 1 egg yolk
    • 75 ml wine brandy – I used some I bought in Azerbaijan
    • 2 pinch of nutmeg
    • 100 g Gruyere cheese

    Preparation method:

    1. Using a large kitchen knife cut the lobster lengthwise into two parts, first piercing it’s back,
      then cutting its front along the same line.
    2. Scoop all the lobster meat from the shells. Set the shell aside for being filled later.
    3. Cut the lobster’s meat into 1 cm cubes.
    4. The small legs I put into a small pot together with a bit of water and a pinch os salt and i cooked it down to form a shrimp base reduction.
    5. Slice thinly the mushrooms.
    6. Chop coarsely the garlic.
    7. Grate the Gruyere cheese.
    8. In a frying pan sauté the mushrooms and the chopped garlic for 2-3 minutes, until the mushrooms get golden-brown.
    9. Add the diced lobster meat and deglaze with half of the wine brandy.Add the shrimp reduction too.
    10. In another bowl, add together the other half of the Cognac or brandy, the cream, the egg yolk, and the ground/grated nutmeg. Mix them well.
    11. Add this mixture to the lobster pan and stir them together.
    12. Remove the pan from the heat and keep stirring until the sauce thickens.
    13. Place the lobster’s empty half-shells in an ovenproof dish and fill them with the mixture.
    14. Spread on the lobster tops the grated Gruyère cheese.
    15. Broil the lobsters in the oven for about 5 minutes, until the cheese has nicely melted.