Warm Lobster and Crab Cocktail
- 2 (1 pound) lobsters
- 1 cup buerre blanc, warm (recipe follows)
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 3 ounces crabmeat
- 10 chives, sliced thin
- 2 ounces leek sauce (recipe follows)
- Blood orange sauce (recipe follows)
- Beurre Blanc:
- 1 chopped shallot
- 2 ounces white wine
- 2 ounces cream
- 8 ounces cold cubed butter
- Leek Sauce:
- 2 ounces lobster stock
- 1 cup tightly packed chopped green leeks
- 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon cold cubed butter
- 1/4 cup ice cubes
Remove the claws and tails from the lobsters. The bodies may be used for stock. Boil the claws for 4 minutes and the tails for 3 minutes, until they are just barely cooked with some translucency left in the middle. Remove the claws and tails from the shell, cut the tails into 3 even medallions. Put the 6 medallions and 2 claws in a small saucepan with the buerre blanc Warm the butter in a small saucepan and fold in the crabmeat and chives. Season with salt and pepper.
Arrange 3 medallions on each serving plate, and put a spoonful of the crabmeat in the center. Top with a claw.
Warm the green leek and blood orange sauces separately, and spoon each sauce around the lobster and crab.Beurre Blanc: Leek Sauce:
In a medium saucepan bring the lobster stock to a boil. Stir in the leeks until all are submerged and cook 1 1/2 minutes until tender. Transfer to a blender and add the cubed butter. Blend until the butter is melted. Then add the ice cubes with the blender running. Blend until smooth. Pass through a chinois and season with salt and pepper. Finish cooling in ice bath.
Blood Orange Sauce: 5 large blood oranges
Juice the oranges and pass through a chinois. In a small saucepot, reduce to a syrupy consistency. Hold at room temperature