Sunny Anderson makes her Lobster Tail “Newberg”, as seen on Food Network's The Kitchen, Season 31
Recipe courtesy of Sunny Anderson

Sunny’s Lobster Tail “Newberg”

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 50 min
  • Active: 40 min
  • Yield: 4 servings





Toast and Serving:


  1. For the lobsters: In a medium pot, add the lobster tails in one layer and cover with about 1 inch of water. Remove the lobster tails from the pot and set aside. Add the paprika, garlic, onions and a nice pinch of salt to the pot and bring to a boil over high heat. When the water begins to boil, turn the heat to medium low. When the bubbles subside, add the lobster tails to the pot. Cover and poach until the tails are bright red and curled, about 6 minutes for smaller tails, 8 minutes for larger. Transfer the tails to a plate until cool enough to handle. Strain and reserve the poaching liquid. Remove the meat from the shells and chop into bite-sized chunks.
  2. For the mushrooms: In a large pan with straight sides, heat the butter and olive oil over medium-high heat until the butter melts. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly dehydrated and cooked through, 6 to 8 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon to a plate and season with salt and pepper. Reserve the pan.
  3. For the sauce: Add 3/4 cup of the strained lobster-poaching liquid to the mushroom pan, bring to a simmer over medium heat and reduce slightly, about 3 minutes. Add the cream and simmer until thickened, 10 to 12 minutes. Taste and add vinegar or lemon juice to brighten. Remove from the heat and add the lobster meat to warm in the ambient heat of the pan.
  4. For the toast and serving: Preheat the oven to low broil. Lightly butter one side of each slice of bread and place on a baking sheet or directly on the middle rack, buttered-side up. Broil until the edges are golden and the centers are toasty. Cut into halves on the bias.
  5. Arrange 2 toast halves on each plate or shallow bowl. Spoon the lobster and sauce onto the toasts. Top with the mushrooms and sprinkle with chives.