65. Lobster Thermidor Benny 😃
Birthday brekkie because my gorgeous mate George got me a live edible hamper for my pressie! A spider crab, a brown crab, and a lobster!!! Prize for most original gift in 49 years!!!
We made a mustardy Bearnaise and then glazed the top with Parmesan to turn it into Thermidor! 👍🤣
Ingredients for 2:
Meat from 1 very fresh cooked lobster!
2 English muffins
Handful of spinach
4 poached eggs
2tbsp finely grated Parmesan
FOR THE SAUCE:
2 egg yolks
80g butter, melted
1tsp white wine vinegar
2tsp Dijon mustard
Place the yolks in a bowl and sit over a saucepan containing an inch of barely simmering water making sure that the bowl doesn’t touch the water.
Whisk the yolks til they turn pale and increase in volume a little, 1-2 minutes, then whisk in the vinegar and mustard.
Very slowly add the melted butter whisking all the time to make a beautiful silky Bearnaise. Season to taste and keep warm.
Toast and butter the muffins. Wilt the spinach with a tiny splash of oil or butter in a small frying pan for 30 seconds then divide between the muffins.
Lobster meat next, then the poached eggs. Spoon on the sauce, grate on the cheese then gratinate with a blow torch (v. dangerous; see video) or under a hot grill for a few seconds. Recommend a rum cappuccino alongside.
🎂 ☕️ 🦞