Recipe courtesy of Sam Hazen

Braised Lobster

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  • Level: Easy
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Ingredients

Two 1 1/4-pound lobsters

3 ounces chanterelles

Shallots

Salt and pepper to taste

3 ounces Fingerlings

1 bunch thyme

Sliced bay leaves

1 cup onions

3 cloves garlic- peeled and cut in half

3 ounces macaroni

Olive oil

3 ounces Base Broth, recipe follows

2 tablespoons butter

Bunch of oregano- pick leaves, save stems

Base Broth:

1 quart shallots

2 bunches of thyme

3 quarts lobster shells

1 quart Chanterelle stems

2 bunch oregano stems

1 gallon white wine

1 quart lemon juice

Directions

  1. Cook lobster (either steam, boil or broil) for 12 minutes- shock in an ice bath to stop cooking. Remove meat from tail. Cut tail in half. Crack claws and remove meat. 
  2. For chanterelles, clean well, cut down to size. Saute with shallots. Season with salt and pepper. Drain well and reserve liquid. Cool. 
  3. For Fingerlings cook with thyme, bay leaves, onion and garlic. 
  4. Cook Macaroni for 10 to 11 minutes. Blanch and shock, toss in olive oil.
  5. Once reduced and strained place Broth in saute pan and bring to a simmer. Add lobster meat, chanterelles, fingerlings, and pasta. Reduce sauce. Mount with butter, and garnish with oregano.

Base Broth:

  1. Put all ingredients in a large pot at medium heat. Reduce by 60 percent. Strain.