Spicy Lobster Newburg

    30 minutes

    A rich and delicious way to serve fresh lobster at a dinner party. Serve with toast points for a great starter.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 large egg yolks, beaten
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) thickened cream
    • 50g butter
    • 2 tablespoons dry sherry
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • pinch cayenne pepper
    • pinch ground nutmeg
    • 375g cooked lobster meat, cut into pieces

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. In a small bowl, whisk together egg yolks and cream until well blended. Set aside.
    2. Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat. Stir in the egg yolk mixture and sherry. Cook, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens. Do not boil.
    3. Remove from heat and season with salt, cayenne and nutmeg. Add the lobster. Reduce heat to low, return the pan and simmer gently until lobster is heated through. Serve hot over slices of buttered toast.

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    Used different ingredients. Very rich and creamy! I did take the advice of cooking the lobster meat and shells in the butter. I added 1 cloves finely minced garlic and 1 cup sliced mushrooms. Served over linguini pasta.  -  29 Sep 2008


    Something else. Excellent, and a keeper! I did change the procedure a bit by adding the cayenne pepper to the melted butter. I then added the meat and the shell, covered to steam whilel I prepared other ingredients. This step added flavour directly to the lobster and gain addition flavour from the shell. Remove meat, keeping warm and discard the shell, proceed with recipe.  -  29 Sep 2008


    Made it healthier. Absolutely brilliant. I used fresh lobster. Also added a little flour in lieu of egg yolks because of family health concerns; otherwise rich but delicious. Not a weekly choice, but certainly for special occasions.  -  29 Sep 2008