Lobster Thermidor, from www.PremierSystems.Com/recipes|
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This is another famous way to prepare lobster. According to James Beard, this is the origional recipe created by Monsieur Tony Girod of the Cafe de Paris in Paris.
Kill and split the lobster. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with a bit of salt and pepper. Bake in a 425 degree oven for about 18 minutes. When the lobster can be handled, remove the meat and cut it into decent sized chunks. Reserve the shells. Meanwhile, mix together:
Simmer until well reduced, almost a glaze.
Add this reduction to:
Add to Bechamel and bring almost to a simmer, (Do not boil or it will scramble), add:
Taste for seasoning, mix in the reserved lobster meat and any coral or tomalley, and heap into
the reserved lobster shells. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese, dribble on a bit of melted butter, and
put in a 375 degree oven until lightly browned.
A minor variation on this theme sustitutes a good dash of Tabasco sauce for the mustard and adds a splash of good Sherry at the end.
Serve with a fresh green salad, crusty bread and a good bottle of White.