Lobster butter - master chefs
Lobster Butter Basics Spreads New York
Last updated 6/12/2012 12:56:43 AM. Recipe ID 19016. Report a problem with this recipe.
Title: Lobster butter - master chefs
Categories: Basics, Spreads, Masterchefs, New york, Obar
Yield: 6 Servings
2 1/2 lb Lobster
2 tb Butter, clarified
1 sm Onion, coarsely chopped
1 Carrot, peeled and coarsely
1 Celery stalk, trimmed and
-- coarsely chopped
1 Garlic clove, peeled,
1/4 ts Thyme, dried
1/4 ts Tarragon, dried
1 Bay leaf
2 tb Cognac
3 lb Butter, unsalted
1/3 c Tomato paste
Steam or boil lobsters until just tender, 8 to 10 minutes.
Cool, then remove all lobster meat from shells. Refrigerate
meat, covered; set aside.
In large saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons clarified butter. Add
onion, carrot, celery, garlic, thyme, tarragon, and bay leaf; toss
over high heat 3 minutes.
Add lobster shells, stirring; then add 2 tablespoons Cognac and
stir for 3 minutes.
Add butter and tomato paste and simmer gently, covered, 2 to 3
Strain, pressing solids firmly. Set aside for 15 minutes.
Skim any froth from surface and strain again through several
layers of dampened cheesecloth, leaving behind any milky residue in
bottom of pan (discard residue.) Cool, then chill or freeze in small
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