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    Lobster Thermidor

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    1 hr 30 mins

    1 hr

    30 mins

    Vino Girl's Note:

    A healthier version from Cooking Light December 2006

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    1. 1
      Bring 3 cups water to a boil in a stockpot. Place a vegetable steamer or rack in bottom of pan. Add lobster tails. Cover and steam for 8 minutes or until done.
    2. 2
      Cool to room temperature.
    3. 3
      Remove meat from shells (save shells); chop meat into bite-sized pieces.
    4. 4
      Cover and chill.
    5. 5
      Place lobster shells in a large zip-top plastic bag. Coarsely crush shells using a meat mallet or rolling pin.
    6. 6
      Combine shells and milk in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer; cook 5 minutes (do not boil).
    7. 7
      Remove from heat; cover and let stand 30 minutes.
    8. 8
      Strain mixture through a fine mesh sieve into a bowl; discard solids. Set aside.
    9. 9
      Preheat oven to 450°.
    10. 10
      Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
    11. 11
      Add shallots; sauté 2 minutes or until soft.
    12. 12
      Add mushrooms; sauté 4 minutes or until liquid begins to evaporate.
    13. 13
      Stir in sherry, and cook 1 minute.
    14. 14
      Combine reserved milk mixture, flour, black pepper, and white pepper in a small bowl; stir with a whisk until smooth.
    15. 15
      Add milk mixture to pan; bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute or until thickened, stirring constantly.
    16. 16
      Stir in basil and tarragon; cook for 1 minute, stirring occasionally.
    17. 17
      Add reserved lobster meat, cream, and salt, stirring to combine.
    18. 18
      Divide mixture evenly among each of 4 (1 1/2-cup) gratin dishes coated with cooking spray.
    19. 19
      Combine cheese, panko, and melted butter in a small bowl; toss to combine.
    20. 20
      Sprinkle 1/4 of the panko mixture over each gratin.
    21. 21
      Bake for 12 minutes or until topping is browned.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 28, 2007


      I found this fairly easy to make. My husband and I were very pleased. I will definately be making this again! Thank you for sharing!

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    • on March 06, 2007


      This was soooo deliscious.........I did make a couple of adjustments due to dietry whipping cream, salt............I also used what we call here in Australia, moreton bay bugs, and South Australian king prawns..........thank you for submitting this recipe.....Jenny B

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    Nutritional Facts for Lobster Thermidor

    Serving Size: 1 (470 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 270.6
    Calories from Fat 79
    Total Fat 8.8 g
    Saturated Fat 4.4 g
    Cholesterol 22.9 mg
    Sodium 322.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 28.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.1 g
    Sugars 9.6 g
    Protein 11.1 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    lobster tails

    reduced-fat reduced-sodium swiss cheese

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