Lobster wrapped in cabbage with buerre blanc
Lobster Wrapped in Cabbage with Buerre Blanc recipe
- Three 2-pound lobsters
- 1 head of cabbage
- 12 teaspoons melted butter
- 1/2 pound butter, cut into cubes
- 4 shallots, chopped
- 1-1/2 cups white wine
- 1 cup heavy cream
- Salt and pepper
Plunge the lobsters into a large pot of boiling water for 7 minutes. Cool under cold running water. Remove the meat from the shells and cut crosswise into 1/2-inch slices. Divide into 12 equal portions and reserve.
Take 12 large leaves from the cabbage and blanch them in a pot of salted boiling water until tender. Drain the leaves and dry flat on towels. Remove the large central rib from the cabbage leaf. Place on a work surface and overlap the two sides where the rib was removed to make a continuous surface. Place the divided lobster on each cabbage leaf. Fold the cabbage leaf around the lobster to make a packet. Put the packets, folded side down, in a baking dish. Put 1 teaspoon of melted butter on each packet.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine the wine and shallot in a stainless saucepan and reduce until almost all the liquid has evaporated. Add the cream and reduce until 1/3 cup remains. Strain sauce through fine cheesecloth and return to stainless pan.
Cook the cabbage packets in the preheated oven until warm about 5 minutes. Place the sauce over low heat and whisk in the butter cubes one at a time. Season with salt and pepper. Place the cabbage packets on warm plates and surround each packet with sauce. Serve immediately.
Serves: 6 or 12
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