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Lobster Gratin In Pineapple Shell

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Ingredients
  Pineapple 1 Large
  Lobster 20 Ounce (Or 1 Small)
  Salt To Taste
  Ground white pepper To Taste
  Mixed herbs To Taste
  Dry white wine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Butter 3 Tablespoon (1/3 Stick)
  Shallots 4
  Shallots 4 , finely chopped
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm), finely chopped
  Mushrooms 4 Ounce
  Heavy cream 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Parsley 3 Tablespoon, chopped
  Chayote 1 , boiled
  Chayote/1 pound fresh peas, cooked 1 , cubed, boiled
  Carrots 2 Small, cooked and cut into fine 1/2-inch strips (1 Package)
  Carrots strip 2 Small, cooked and cut into fine 1/2 inch strips
  Parmesan cheese 1 Tablespoon, grated
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Halve the pineapple lengthwise with the crown.
2. Scoop out the flesh with a sharp knife and cut into small cubes. Keep aside
3. Leave the pineapple shells to drain.
4. Wash and tie the lobsters with kitchen string to fold tails inside.
5. Preheat the oven to 375°F

MAKING
6. In a large pot, bring enough water to cover lobsters, to a boil.
7. Add salt, mixed herbs, and wine to the boiling water.
8. Immerse the tied lobsters in the boiling water and cook them for about 15 minutes until they turn reddish orange.
9. Drain the lobsters in a colander and let cool.
10. Cut off string and, halve the lobsters lengthwise.
11. Scoop out meat, cutting it into chunks discarding the dark thread like portion.
12. In a skillet, melt the butter
13. Add shallots, garlic, mushrooms, and seasonings and sauté until soft and lightly browned.
14. Reduce heat and stir in the cream.
15. Add the lobster meat and sauté, stirring frequently for 5 minutes.
16. Add parsley, chayote or peas, and carrots and adjust seasoning.
17. Take pan off the heat and stir in the chopped pineapple.

FINALIZING
18. Dry the pineapple skins on paper toweling.
19. Spoon the lobster cream into the shells.
20. Top with Parmesan
21. Place on a baking tray in preheated oven for 15 minutes cheese melts.

SERVING
22. Serve the lobster in the pineapple shells immediately.

Recipe Summary

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

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