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Poached Lobster

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Poached Lobster

Ingredients

  • 3 egg yolks

  • 1lb Absinthe

  • 1lb Extra virgin olive oil

  • 1lb Salt and Pepper

  • 2 egg yolks

  • 1lb Chopped garlic

  • 1lb Mustard

  • 1lb Salt

  • 1lb Cayenne pepper

  • 1lb Saffron with a touch of lemon juice

  • 1lb Extra virgin olive oil, “grassy” flavour

Preparation

  1. 1. Use a large pot and bring unsalted water to boil. Put lobsters in and cook on high heat:

  2. 2. 335 g (¾ lb) 10 min

  3. 3. 450 g (1 lb) 12 min

  4. 4. 560 g (1¼ lb) 13 min

  5. 5. 675 g (1½ lb) 14 min

  6. 6. The water should maintain a constant rolling boil. Place lobster in cold water to stop the cooking process. Lobsters should still be raw on the inside.

  7. 7. Dry lobsters and cut in half lengthwise.

  8. 8. Remove the gritty stomach sac from the head and the intestine from the tail.

  9. 9. Remove meat from the shell and set on ovenproof plates.

  10. 10. Pour a small amount of sabayon with absinthe and bake in the oven for an instant.

  11. 11. Dans une casserole porter à ébullition de l’eau pour servir de bain-marie.

  12. 12. In a saucepan to be used as a double boiler, bring water to boil. Add 3 egg yolks to a stainless steel bowl, a cap full of absinthe, salt and pepper and whisk well.

  13. 13. Rest the stainless steel bowl over the pot of boiling water, continue whisking until texture becomes smooth and foamy, without overcooking. Slowly add 2 teaspoons of olive oil while whisking.

  14. 14. Adjust seasoning.

  15. 15. Put garlic and egg yolks in a mortar or in a bowl. Mix well together.

  16. 16. Drizzle olive oil slowly while whisking constantly.

  17. 17. Adjust seasoning with salt, Cayenne pepper and saffron with lemon.

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