Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins
Found this recipe in Irish Food & Cooking by Biddy White Lennon and Georgina Campbell. A good source for modernized traditional Irish "receipts", as my Gran used to call them. The authors write that the unusual name might come from the fact the lawyers are the only ones who can afford this, ha ha. Haven't tried it yet, but sounds so good as an alternative St. Pat's Day Dinner, like when it falls on a meatless Friday! Somehow this doesn't sound like a Lenten meal, though! Perhaps using imitation lobster and the sauce, served over rice or pasta, is another option. If anyone tries this, please post a review.
- 1 large lobster tail
- 3⁄4 cup butter
- 1⁄3 cup Irish whiskey
- 2⁄3 cup heavy cream
- 1 dash sea salt
- 1 dash pepper
- The book referenced above suggests using a whole lobster, and then cleaning and reserving shells. You get almost the same amount of meat from the large tails; you might want to use two separate tails for this entree.
- Lightly boil the lobster.
- Cut through the shell and remove meat, cutting into bite-sized pieces; reserve tail shells and keep warm.
- Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Add the lobster pieces and turn to coat in the butter and heat through.
- Warm the whiskey in a separate pan and pour it over the lobster. Carefully set it alight.
- Add the cream and heat gently without allowing the sauce to boil; season to taste.
- Turn the hot mixture into the reserved shells and serve immediately.