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PChuck
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Question about makeing Lobster Thermidor
      #990520 - 04/12/09 02:41 PM (24.138.24.172)

I guess this question is for peconic & contessa ....you guys both seem to be excellent when it comes to recipes, if you had to make Lobster Thermidor, and try and make it taste like Pine Apple Pete's Lobster Thermidor how would you make it , give it ago and tell us how you think the rescipe would be .... thanks inadvance

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Re: Question about makeing Lobster Thermidor [Re: PChuck]
      #991568 - 04/14/09 06:16 PM (64.12.116.77)

Ask Pete....I am sure he would share his receipe....

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Re: Question about makeing Lobster Thermidor [Re: PChuck]
      #991579 - 04/14/09 06:27 PM (71.176.228.253)

Just guessing that you would cook the lobster and remove and chop the meat. Make a white sauce flavored with a little sherry. Saute some mushrooms, and maybe some shallots, mix it all together and put it back in the shells. Top with Parmesiano Reggiano and run it under the broiler until golden.

The flavors are pretty simple, and I might be wrong about the sherry..maybe just some white wine instead.


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Re: Question about makeing Lobster Thermidor [Re: GaKaye]
      #991586 - 04/14/09 06:36 PM (173.70.202.81)

Georgia, for lobster, I would think Sherry would be the best choice for flavor compliment...
I would use a sweet sherry...

I like your recipe... sometimes, esp. with lobster, simple is best!
It's very easy to overpower the lobster flavor itself...
and who wants to do that???

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Re: Question about makeing Lobster Thermidor [Re: peconic]
      #991596 - 04/14/09 06:48 PM (71.176.228.253)

That was my original thought, but that would give it a Newburgh flavor, and I don't recall that the Thermidor at Pineapple Pete has that flavor. Maybe just a very small amount...The question intrigues me and makes me want to try to recreate it! I might have to get experimental with something less expensive than lobster until I get closer to the target.

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Re: Question about makeing Lobster Thermidor [Re: GaKaye]
      #991598 - 04/14/09 06:52 PM (173.70.202.81)

If you want to experiment, try using frozen Bay Scallops...
ya, I know they come from Peru or some other S. American country...
but they are similar in texture to lobster and also a delicate, slightly sweet flavor...
and you can get them fairly cheap on sale...
we see them for $2.99/lb. often here in NJ...

You're right about the sherry making more of a newburg flavor...
BUT I love newburg!

Here's one Thermador Recipe I found that sounds good...

Lobster Thermador

4 servings
4 whole live Maine lobsters, about 1-1/2 Lb each
1/3 cup unsalted butter
3 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon paprika
1 cup half and half
3 tablespoons dry white wine
1/2 cup finely grated cheddar cheese
1 quartered lemon
4 sprigs parsley

Heat 3-4 gallons water to boil in a stockpot, over a high flame. Plunge lobsters
headfirst, into boiling water. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from pot
and drain well. Remove claws and legs, leaving body intact. Remove flesh from
claws and legs, and set aside. Cut thin undershell from tail with shears and
gently remove flesh from tail shell. Cut flesh to large dice and combine with
flesh from claws. Wash shells well and drain. Heat butter in a saucepan. Whisk
in flour, salt and nutmeg. Heat and stir until bubbly. Whisk in half and half
and wine. Add lobster and stir to coat well. Remove from heat. Invert shells
onto a broiler pan and fill with lobster mixture. Top with grated cheddar
cheese. Place in broiler briefly to melt cheese and brown lightly. Remove to a
serving platter. Garnish with wedges and parsley. Serve hot!




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Re: Question about makeing Lobster Thermidor [Re: peconic]
      #991632 - 04/14/09 08:08 PM (71.176.228.253)

Sounds a lot like what I had in mind, except no mushrooms. I'm pretty sure Pineapple Pete's has mushrooms. The nutmeg, of course, is classic in a white sauce. Cheddar is definitely too strong, IMHO.

Edited by GaKaye (04/14/09 08:11 PM)


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Re: Question about makeing Lobster Thermidor [Re: GaKaye]
      #991633 - 04/14/09 08:10 PM (173.70.202.81)

I'd use a mild cheddar as opposed to sharp or extra sharp...

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Re: Question about makeing Lobster Thermidor [Re: peconic]
      #991742 - 04/15/09 07:09 AM (142.68.31.123)

Thanks you guys , I will try your suggestions , lobster season will be coming here in Nova Scotia soon, I wll play around with your ideas and maybe combine some things from each, I really enjoy Pete's and would love for my friends to try it as most have never been to St.Martin ..... there are some great cooks on this site and I really enjoy the shared recipes

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Re: Question about makeing Lobster Thermidor [Re: peconic]
      #992006 - 04/15/09 03:34 PM (69.123.100.48)

Brian, I'm wondering if the sherry might be appropiate for the spiny lobster and white wine for the northern bugs because of their natural sweetness, just a thought. And why don't restaurants serve coquilles st jacques anymore? It had all the food groups, wine, cheese, mushrooms and scallops!

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