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Lobster A La Crème

Ingredients
For topping
  Butter 100 Gram
  Oil 1 Tablespoon
  Lobster meat 1 1⁄2 Kilogram, cooked and sliced (About 4 Medium-Sized Lobsters)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Freshly ground white pepper 1 Teaspoon
  Brandy 100 Milliliter
  Button mushrooms 200 Gram, sliced
  Chopped fresh marjoram/1 teaspoon dried marjoram 1 Tablespoon
  White wine 100 Milliliter
  Paprika 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cornflour 1 Teaspoon, mixed with 1 tablespoon water
  Water 1 Tablespoon, mixed with corn flour
  Cream 1 Cup (16 tbs) (With A Pinch Of Sodium Bicarbonate)
  Sodium bicarbonate 1 Pinch, mixed with cream
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven and prepare baking tray.

MAKING
2. Roll out pastry 1/4" thick and cut into 6-8 squares.
3. Prick all over with a fork.
4. Transfer to prepared baking tray and bake in preheated oven for 10-15 minutes till golden.
5. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool.
6. Melt butter with oil in a frying pan over moderate heat.
7. Add lobster, salt and pepper and saute for 1-2 minutes.
8. Pour in brandy and flambe, being careful and standing a bit away when you do so.
9. When the flame dies down add mushrooms, marjoram, wine and paprika.
10. Mix well before adding and stirring in cornflour mixture.
11. Bring to boil, stirring continuously.
12. Keep cooking and stirring till sauce thickens.
13. Add cream and mix well.
14. Take pan off the flame and prepare to serve or place over a double boiler to keep warm.

SERVING
15. Place pastry squares on half- plates and spoon lobster mixture over them.
16. Serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Lobster
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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