Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 20 mins

I found this recipe while trying to cook a romantic dinner for me and my husband. It goes well with candlelight and a bottle of white wine.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Simmer lobster tails in 2 quarts water with 1/4 cup salt for about 20 minutes.
  2. Remove the soft shell covering from the underside of the tails.
  3. Scoop out all of the meat from the tails (remove dark vein if any).
  4. DO NOT discard tail shell.
  5. Cut meat into 1" pieces.
  6. Melt butter in top of a double- boiler.
  7. Add mushrooms and saute' until soft.
  8. Add lobster pieces, salt, pepper and wine.
  9. Cook over direct heat until wine is absorbed.
  10. Place over boiling water.
  11. Combine cream and yolks.
  12. Add to lobster mixture.
  13. Cook, stirring constantly, until slightly thickened.
  14. Scoop lobster mixture into tail shells.
  15. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  16. Broil for about 5 minutes until cheese is slightly browned.


Most Helpful

Great Recipe! Though I must side with the previous commenter: White wine is not a good substitute for Madeira. If you must substitute anything, sherry is the best bet.

Lezlie December 23, 2007

Just a note (helpful, I hope) on your comment to use "madeira wine (or other white wine)": madeira is a FORTIFIED wine, with four varieties ranging from a very dry taste that is light in color, to sweet and chestnut-brown in color. It shouldn't typically be replaced by another so-called white wine, especially a dry white wine, without compromising the end result of the recipe. If you are going to the trouble and expense of using Lobster tails, definitely use Madeira !!

FlemishMinx June 03, 2004

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