Lobster Thermidor

Enjoy this classic French recipe that’s baked using sherry, mustard and egg yolk, spooned into lobster shells – ready in just an hour!

  • prep time 35 min
  • total time 55 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 2

Ingredients

2
teaspoons salt
2
(8 to 10-oz.) frozen lobster tails
2
tablespoons butter
2
tablespoons all purpose or unbleached flour
3/4
cup half-and-half, heated
1
tablespoon lemon juice
1
tablespoon dry sherry
1/2
teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4
teaspoon salt
2
drops hot pepper sauce
1/3
cup grated Parmesan cheese
1
egg yolk
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In Dutch oven, bring 4 quarts water and 2 teaspoons salt to a boil. Add lobster tails; return to a boil. Cook 8 to 10 minutes or until lobster turns red and meat is slightly opaque. Immediately plunge lobster into cold water to stop cooking. (Lobster will not be thoroughly cooked, but will continue to cook during baking step.)
  • 2 With kitchens scissors, cut and remove membrane on under side of lobster tails. Remove meat. Cut meat into 1-inch pieces; place in medium bowl. Set aside. Bend shells backwards slightly to flatten; place in 8-inch square pan.
  • 3 Melt butter in medium nonstick saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir in flour with wire whisk; cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes or until smooth and bubbly. Gradually add warm half-and-half, cooking and stirring 2 to 3 minutes or until mixture boils and thickens. Remove from heat. Stir in lemon juice, sherry, mustard, 1/4 teaspoon salt and hot pepper sauce.
  • 4 Reserve 2 tablespoons cheese for topping. Add remaining cheese and egg yolk to hot mixture; mix well. Stir half of sauce into lobster meat in bowl. Spoon mixture into lobster shells. Top each with remaining sauce. Sprinkle each with reserved cheese.
  • 5 Bake at 375°F. for 15 minutes or until edges are bubbly. Broil 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is golden brown.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    490
    (
    Calories from Fat
    280),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    31g
    31%
    (Saturated Fat
    18g,
    18%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    280mg
    280%;
    Sodium
    1270mg
    1270%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    13g
    13%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    4g
    4%
    ),
    Protein
    39g
    39%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    25%;
    Vitamin C
    4%;
    Calcium
    40%;
    Iron
    8%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 5 Very Lean Meat; 5 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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