Lobster Gratin In Pineapple Shell

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Aug. 10, 2011


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
Carrots strip 2 Small , cooked and cut into fine 1/2 inch strips
Parmesan cheese 1 Tablespoon , grated



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


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.


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.


22. Serve the lobster in the pineapple shells immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 35 Minutes
Ready In: 35 Minutes
Servings: 4