Poaching Liquid for Lobster (Court Bouillon)
- 1 cup white wine
- 1 tablespoon coriander seeds
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt
- Pinch crushed red pepper
- Bundle thyme
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 head garlic, halved horizontally
- 1 lemon, halved and squeezed
- One 1 to 2-pound Maine lobster
Place the lobster in the pot and simmer, 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and let the lobster sit in the hot water 10 minutes.
Plunge the lobster into a salted ice bath. When completely cool, remove from the ice and serve.
Recipe courtesy Anne Burrell