Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins
This is the 2nd of 2 seafood recipes I’ve posted from my “Classic Scandinavian Cooking” by Nika Hazelton cookbook. We’re lucky here in Iceland that lobster is not only fairly plentiful, but reasonably priced by US standards & can on occasion be found at SALE prices! It is almost always of the Langostino variety, but many believe the Langostino variety to have the better flavor of all the varieties. (Times given do not include time for sauce to cool)
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 1 cup light cream (heated)
- 6 eggs (separated)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon white pepper
- 1 cup lobster meat (chopped)
- 1 tablespoon dill (chopped)
- fine dry breadcrumb (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350°F
- Melt butter and blend in flour. Add cream gradually, stirring constantly. Cook till mixture is smooth and thick, remove from heat and allow sauce to cool.
- Beat in egg yolks 1 at a time. Add salt and pepper. Fold lobster and dill into mixture and set aside.
- Beat egg whites till stiff (but not dry) and fold into lobster mixture.
- Butter a 2-quart soufflé dish and coat it w/fine dry bread crumbs (bread crumbs are optional, but they are used in Sweden).
- Pour soufflé mixture into dish & bake about 30-40 minutes or till puffed and golden. Serve immediately (serve with steamed potatoes and butter or hollandaise).
- NOTE ON RECIPE: “Though the quantities of the soufflé can be doubled, it is far better to make 2 smaller soufflés rather than 1 large one. Smaller soufflés bake better.”.