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Lobster Thermidor

Lobster Thermidor
Written by Stgcom

Lobster Thermidor is a classic French dish of pure luxury. The dish consists of a creamy mixture of cooked lobster meat, egg yolks, brandy stuffed into a lobster shell. It can also be served with an oven-browned cheese crust, typically Gruyère or Parmesan.  Also the sauce must contain mustard to give it a little spicy kick. The best one for this dish is Dijon.  I serve this dish with a glass of chilled white wine typically Pouilly-Fuisse.  This is a luxury for those you love. Also, the sauce has proven very successful with other seafood including Bass, Cod, Shrimp and Prawns.

Lobster Thermidor

Lobster Thermidor

Classic luxury for the one you love.
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Cheese, Parmesan
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 674kcal



  • Split the lobsters in half lengthwise.
  • Brush with the vegetable oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Broil, split side up, under medium heat for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from broiler and dot with 6 tablespoons of butter.
  • Bake in a hot oven (400F, 200C) for 10 minutes.
  • Allow to cool, then remove the meat from the shells and slice it.
  • Brush the inside of each shell lightly with mustard.
  • Meanwhile, simmer the cream over low heat for 30 minutes, until reduced by about half. In a small saucepan over medium heat melt 4 tablespoons of butter and stir in the flour.
  • Add the milk slowly, stirring constantly, until sauce thickens.
  • Mix in the cream and the lobster coral.
  • Return the lobster meat to the shells and cover with sauce.
  • Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, dot with remaining butter, and bake in a hot (400F, 200C) for 10 minutes.


On of the most famous recipes on the planet. Served with a light salad for an amazing treat.


Sodium: 523mg | Sugar: 3g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 151mg | Cholesterol: 200mg | Calories: 674kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 40g | Fat: 68g | Protein: 7g | Carbohydrates: 11g