Lobster Eggs Benedict

Lobster Eggs Benedict
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Lobster Eggs Benedict
ART Restaurant

Lobster Eggs Benedict

Perhaps perfectly poached eggs and hollandaise might not seem exciting to some people anymore, but these eggs Benedict cannot be passed up. Why? Well, because there's lobster! (And some wonderful brioche doesn't hurt either.) Serve these with a side of roasted potatoes or vegetables.

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4
Servings
382
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

*Note: If you don't have an egg-poaching pan, simply bring a medium-sized pot of water to a simmer and add a tablespoon or two of vinegar. Gently swirl the water with the back of a long spoon or spatula to create a whirlpool in the center, and drop an egg into the center of the whirlpool. With a slotted spoon, remove after about 3 minutes or when done to your liking. Repeat with the remaining eggs.

Ingredients

  • 2 cooked, 1-pound lobsters
  • 6 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons cognac or brandy
  • 2 1/2 Cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 Tablespoon chopped tarragon
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 brioche squares, halved
  • Cooking spray, for the poaching cups
  • 1/2 Tablespoon minced chives

Directions

Preheat the broiler.

Remove the claws, knuckles, and tail from each lobster body and reserve the bodies for another use. Remove the meat from the claws, knuckles, and tails and reserve the shells. Cut the tail meat crosswise into ½-inch-thick slices; refrigerate along with the claw and knuckle meat until ready to use.

Melt 4 tablespoons of the butter in a sauté pan over medium heat. Add the shallots and cook until translucent, stirring occasionally, about 3 minutes. Add the reserved lobster shells and cook until the shallots are golden and any liquid has evaporated, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes.

Off the heat, add the cognac, then return the pan to the stove and cook until the liquid has almost evaporated, about 3 minutes. Add the cream and cook until reduced by half and thickened, about 7-10 minutes. Meanwhile, set up a double boiler over very low heat. Strain the sauce through a fine-meshed sieve into the double boiler. Add the tarragon and lemon zest. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Lightly spread the cut sides of each brioche half with 1 teaspoon of the butter and broil until golden, 3-5 minutes. Turn off the broiler, cover the brioche halves with aluminum foil and keep warm in the oven.

Fill an egg-poaching pan with ½-inch water and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Lightly coat the poaching cups with nonstick cooking spray and crack an egg into each cup. Cover and cook until the whites are firm and the yolks are glazed over but still soft, about 3 minutes, or until done to your liking. Transfer the eggs to a plate and repeat with the remaining eggs.*

Add the reserved lobster meat to the sauce and heat until warmed through, about 3 minutes. Place 2 brioche halves on each of 4 plates. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the lobster meat to the brioche halves, dividing evenly. Top each with an egg, some of the sauce, and the chives. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
29g
41%
Sugar
7g
8%
Saturated Fat
15g
63%
Cholesterol
76mg
25%
Carbohydrate, by difference
25g
19%
Protein
7g
15%
Vitamin A, RAE
226µg
32%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
142mg
14%
Choline, total
23mg
5%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Fluoride, F
4µg
0%
Folate, total
36µg
9%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
19mg
6%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
151mg
22%
Selenium, Se
7µg
13%
Sodium, Na
335mg
22%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
97g
4%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

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