Lobster Thermidor: White House

Serves: 6
Total Calories: 738
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3 (2-pound) lobster
3/4 cup butter
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup milk
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup prepared mustard
3 tablespoons flour
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
freshly ground black pepper


Split the lobsters. Brush with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Broil under medium heat for 5 minutes. Remove from broiler and dot with 6 tablespoons of butter. Bake in a hot oven (400°F) for 10 minutes. Remove lobster meat from shells and slice it. Save coral. Brush inside of each shell lightly with mustard. Meanwhile, simmer cream over low heat for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Melt 4 tablespoons of butter, stir in flour and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Add milk slowly, cook until sauce thickens, stirring constantly. Mix in cream and lobster coral. Return lobster meat to shells and cover with sauce. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and dot with remaining 2 tablespoons of butter. Bake in hot oven (400°F) for 10 minutes.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 6
Total Calories: 738
Calories from Fat: 598

This Lobster Thermidor: White House recipe is from the Secrets from the White House Kitchens Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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