Seafood Crepes with a Lobster Champagne Sauce

Total Time:
1 hr 10 min
Prep:
35 min
Cook:
35 min

Yield:
3 to 5 servings
Level:
Advanced

Ingredients
  • Crepes:
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Lobster Champagne Sauce:
  • 1 cup diced yellow onion
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 large shallot, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 2 ounces clarified butter
  • 2 cups white wine
  • 3 tablespoons commercial lobster base
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup champagne
  • 4 ounces roux
  • White pepper
  • Filling:
  • 2 ounces clarified butter
  • 2 ounces lobster meat, cubed
  • 2 ounces crawfish tail meat
  • 2 ounces shrimp pieces, large
  • 2 ounces crabmeat
  • 1/2 cup champagne
  • 2 plum tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions (scallions)
  • Salt and pepper
Directions

Crepes: In a medium bowl, mix together all of the crepes ingredients. Cover and refrigerate for a few hours, or overnight.

To a small, non-stick pan (crepe pan), coat with butter and put over medium heat. Pour about 2 ounces of batter in the pan and lift the pan off the heat, tilting in a circular motion until the batter forms a nice and even thin layer. Cook until top is firm and bottom has set. Turn the crepe over and cook until firm. Remove the crepe and begin a new one. Repeat with all of the remaining batter. Lobster Champagne Sauce: Sweat the onions, carrots, celery, shallots, and garlic in a medium saucepan with clarified butter for about 5 minutes. Add the white wine and reduce by half. Then, add the lobster base and water and let simmer for about 5 minutes longer. Strain the mixture and put back in saucepot. Add the heavy cream and cook for 5 to 10 minutes. Add the champagne and cook for 2 minutes. Incorporate the roux and bring back to a simmer to thicken. Season with white pepper, to taste.

Filling: In a medium saute pan, add the clarified butter. Add the seafood and let the shrimp cook through, about 3 minutes. Add the champagne and reduce for 1 minute. Add the lobster champagne sauce and let cook for another 2 minutes. Fold in the diced tomatoes and scallions and season with salt and pepper. Mixture is ready to serve.

Take 2 crepes and fill with some of the mixture and roll the crepes. Place in a shallow gratin dish. Repeat with the remaining ingredients. Add the remaining sauce and seafood on top of the crepes.

This recipe was provided by professional chefs and has been scaled down from a bulk recipe provided by a restaurant. The FN chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.


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