- 2 Pounds fresh whole lobster
- 1 Large white onion
- 4 Cloves of roughly crushed garlic (not in oil)
- 1 large carrot sliced in disks
- 500ml of Fresh Cream
- 1 bottle of dry White Wine (half is for the chef)
- 4 strands of saffron (by choice)
- 1-2 strands of fresh thyme
Clean and seperate meat from lobster shells, set aside (refrigerate). roughly slice onion and carrots and start to braised with a little olive oil in heavy based pot on medium heat.
Add lobster heads and shells and sear until colour changes and vegetables soften slightly. Use a masher or wine bottle base and crush the lobster shells in the pot, do not burn yourself!, once crushed you should have some liquid, add a whole strand of fresh thyme and keep stirring until temperature has worked right through. Deglaze the base with a about 500ml of white wine and 500ml of water. first add wine, then bring water in to create stock liquid. You may now add a decent pinch of salt and let simmer for about half an hour. keep tasting
Keep adding a water and wine if it reduces too quickly, separate and strain liquid from solids in a fine strainer.
Braised lobster meat in a deep pan for final stage, add "bisque" and a touch of saffron and stir through, a touch of cream to taste, do not add too much as this will affect colour, and lastly a touch of white pepper and salt if needed.
usually at this stage it doesn't need it depending on your base stock.
Serve with fresh oven toasted or soft bread
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