Lobster Pie Recipe
One of the most frequently searched for recipes as of late is for a delicious lobster pie recipe. Many people have become very interested in cooking and consuming lobster and therefore they look for as many ways to incorporate it into their diet as possible. Some prefer to eat the tail with garlic butter or mayonnaise, while others wish to add it to already familiar recipes as a substitute for things such as crabmeat. However, this article is geared toward exploring two different versions of a lobster pie recipe.
Lobster Pie Recipe #1—The New England Lobster Pie
This first recipes yields eight servings and requires the following ingredients: twenty tablespoons of butter, four cups of bite-sized lobster meat, one cup of sherry, four tablespoons of flour, eight beaten egg yolks, and three cups of half-and-half.
First you will need to preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Melt eight tablespoons of the butter and then add the sherry—bring to a boil. From here you will add the lobster and remove the dish from the heat. Then melt the rest of the butter in a saucepan and add flour, stirring until bubbling. Remove the sherry from the dish containing the lobster and place it in the flower and butter mixture. Stir the sauce until it is thick but smooth. Take about eight tablespoons of this sauce and add it to a bowl, add the beaten egg yolks, then place the egg mixture into the saucepan again with the remaining sauce. Simmer for approximately three minutes. Add the lobster to the sauce and place it in a pie dish. Add topping (2 cups of cracker meal, 1 tablespoon of paprika, 8 tablespoons of melted butter, and 4 tablespoons of grated Parmesan cheese). Bake for ten minutes or until thoroughly heated. Then you have successfully made lobster pie recipe #1, the New England Lobster Pie.
Lobster Pie Recipe #2—The Canadian Lobster Pie
This recipe calls for the following ingredients: two tablespoons of flour, two cups of chopped lobster, one and a half cups of light cream, four beaten egg yolks, pie crust, salt, pepper, and melted butter.
First you will need to preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Then you need to sauté the lobster in about one fourth of a cup of butter. In a separate medium saucepan, melt six tablespoons of butter and then add flour. Stir. Add the cream, pepper, and salt. Cook, stirring frequently, until smooth. Stir some of this sauce into the egg yolks and then add it back to the saucepan with the eggs. Add the lobster to the sauce and place into a casserole dish, covered with the pie crust. Bake until the crust appears golden brown.
Lobster Pie Recipe Basics
As you can see, a lobster pie recipe tends to have a few different things in common. Many of them involve the use of melted butter and egg yolks. Regardless of which method you choose, be sure to sauté the lobster in butter and create the sauce in a separate dish. The pie crust can be made as toppings (as seen in the first recipe) or you can simply use a pre-purchased pie crust to meet this need. Add your on variation to the basic recipes listed above to create the perfect lobster pie recipe for you and your family.
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