Poaching Liquid for Lobster (Court Bouillon)

Total Time:
40 min
Prep:
5 min
Inactive:
15 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
1 gallon poaching liquid
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 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
Directions
  • Bring about 3 quarts of water to a boil. Add the wine, coriander, salt, red pepper, thyme, bay leaves, garlic and lemon to the boiling water, and then reduce the heat and simmer, 10 to 15 minutes.

  • 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.


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