Lobster Thermidor Recipe

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Lobster Thermidor
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  1. Bring 3 cups water to a boil in a stockpot. Place a vegetable steamer or rack in bottom of pan. Add lobster tails. Cover and steam for 8 minutes or until done.
  2. Cool to room temperature.
  3. Remove meat from shells (save shells); chop meat into bite-sized pieces.
  4. Cover and chill.
  5. Place lobster shells in a large zip-top plastic bag. Coarsely crush shells using a meat mallet or rolling pin.
  6. Combine shells and milk in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer; cook 5 minutes (do not boil).
  7. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 30 minutes.
  8. Strain mixture through a fine mesh sieve into a bowl; discard solids. Set aside.
  9. Preheat oven to 450°.
  10. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  11. Add shallots; sauté 2 minutes or until soft.
  12. Add mushrooms; sauté 4 minutes or until liquid begins to evaporate.
  13. Stir in sherry, and cook 1 minute.
  14. Combine reserved milk mixture, flour, black pepper, and white pepper in a small bowl; stir with a whisk until smooth.
  15. Add milk mixture to pan; bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute or until thickened, stirring constantly.
  16. Stir in basil and tarragon; cook for 1 minute, stirring occasionally.
  17. Add reserved lobster meat, cream, and salt, stirring to combine.
  18. Divide mixture evenly among each of 4 (1 1/2-cup) gratin dishes coated with cooking spray.
  19. Combine cheese, panko, and melted butter in a small bowl; toss to combine.
  20. Sprinkle 1/4 of the panko mixture over each gratin.
  21. Bake for 12 minutes or until topping is browned.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 418.08 Kcal (1750 kJ)
Calories from fat 103.2 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.47g 18%
Cholesterol 278.99mg 93%
Sodium 1294.72mg 54%
Potassium 1127.73mg 24%
Total Carbs 26.57g 9%
Sugars 11.6g 46%
Dietary Fiber 3.12g 12%
Protein 49.58g 99%
Vitamin C 5.6mg 9%
Iron 2.3mg 13%
Calcium 569.8mg 57%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 56.33 Kcal (236 kJ)
Calories from fat 13.91 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.55g 18%
Cholesterol 37.59mg 93%
Sodium 174.44mg 54%
Potassium 151.95mg 24%
Total Carbs 3.58g 9%
Sugars 1.56g 46%
Dietary Fiber 0.42g 12%
Protein 6.68g 99%
Vitamin C 0.8mg 9%
Iron 0.3mg 13%
Calcium 76.8mg 57%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 8.7
  • 10

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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