If You’ve Never Heard of Lobster Newburg, You’re Missing Out!

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Lobster Newburg is a classic American dish that really isn’t talked about enough! It’s a great way to serve lobster in a new way that’s still just plain delicious.

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 pounds of cooked lobster
  • 1/2 stick or 1/4 cup of unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon of medium-dry Sherry
  • 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon of brandy
  • 1 1/2 cups of heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon of grated nutmeg
  • Cayenne pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste 
  • 4 large egg yolks

Recipe

  1. First, cut the lobster into 1/2 inch cubes.
  2. In a saucepan over medium heat melt the butter and put in the lobster for 2 minutes. 
  3. Then, add in the 2 tablespoons of Sherry and 3 tablespoons of brandy, and cook for another 2 minutes.
  4. Remove the lobster and put to the side. Add the heavy cream to the pan, bring it to a boil, and cook until it’s reduced to just about 1 cup of sauce. 
  5. Turn the heat to low, add in the remainder of the brandy and Sherry, as well as the nutmeg, cayenne, and salt, and mix. 
  6. Whisk in the yolks one at a time, and continue to whisk until the sauce is at 140 F. Finally, add the lobster meat back in, cook for another minute, and serve with any sort of bread!