How to Cook Lobster Stew

How to Cook Lobster Stew

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 30 mins

Cooking time: 30 mins

Ingredients needed to make Lobster Stew:

  • 1 lb lobster meat, roughly chopped into 2’’ chunks
  • 1 cup Spanish onion, diced
  • 2 cups potatoes, diced
  • 1 tbsp chives, finely chopped
  • 1 ½ cups carrots, diced
  • 1 ½ cups celery, diced
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 cups lobster stock, store-brought
  • 1/3 cup sherry wine
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Cooking instructions for Lobster Stew:

  • Spoon the butter into a stock pot and melt it over slow flame until it foams up.
  • Stir in the onion and cook over moderate heat, stirring often, until it caramelizes nicely.
  • Pour in the lobster stock as well as water and plop in rest of the veggies.
  • Sprinkle the chopped parsley into it, followed by a dash of cayenne pepper, salt as well as ground black pepper to taste and give them a good stir to mix well.
  • Bring the stew to a rolling boil and then reduce it to a simmer.
  • Cook over moderate heat for 15 minutes or until the potatoes are fork-tender.
  • Empty the cups of milk into the simmering stock and stir it into the mixture along with cream until well combined.
  • Bring the stew back to a boil and lower down the heat right away.
  • Heat a splash of extra virgin olive oil in a clean skillet over moderately high flame until it becomes smoking hot and toss the lobster meat pieces into it.
  • Sprinkle a dash each of seasonings over them to taste and sauté for few minutes or until the meat is heated through.
  • Pour in a large bout of sherry to deglaze and tip the contents of the skillet into the simmering stew.
  • Stir them into the stew and adjust the seasonings if necessary.
  • Remove from heat and ladle the stew into serving bowls.
  • Serve warm.

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