Now this is brunch! Lobster and Egg white frittata!! #brunch #foodporn #foodie
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(I love Williams-Sonoma!) Check out their recipe below!
Our luxurious twist on eggs Benedict calls for lobster meat instead of ham, while brioches replace the English muffins. Baked in special molds or a muffin tin, brioches are a traditional French yeast bread rich with butter and eggs.
2 lobsters, each 1 lb., cooked
4 Tbs. (1/2 stick) plus 8 tsp. unsalted butter
2 shallots, minced
2 Tbs. cognac or brandy
2 1⁄2 cups heavy cream
1/2 Tbs. chopped fresh tarragon
Zest of 1 lemon
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
4 brioches or English muffins, split in half
1/2 Tbs. chopped fresh chives
Preheat a broiler.
Remove the claws, knuckles and tail from each lobster body; reserve bodies for another use. Remove the meat from the claws, knuckles and tails; reserve the shells. Cut the tail meat crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices; refrigerate along with the claw and knuckle meat until ready to use.
In a sauté pan over medium heat, melt the 4 Tbs. butter. Add the shallots and cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent, about 3 minutes. Add the reserved lobster shells and cook, stirring occasionally, until the shallots are golden and any liquid has evaporated, about 5 minutes. Off the heat, add the cognac, then return the pan to medium heat and cook until the liquid has almost evaporated, about 3 minutes. Add the cream and cook until reduced by half and thickened, 7 to 10 minutes. Strain the sauce through a fine-mesh sieve into a double boiler set over very low heat. Add the tarragon, lemon zest, salt and pepper.
Lightly spread the cut sides of each brioche or muffin half with 1 tsp. of the butter and broil until golden, 3 to 5 minutes. Turn off the broiler, cover the brioche or muffin halves with aluminum foil and keep warm in the oven.
Fill an egg-poaching pan with 1/2 inch water, set over medium heat and bring to a simmer. 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 warmed plate; repeat with the remaining eggs.
Add the reserved lobster meat to the sauce and heat until warmed through, about 3 minutes. Place 2 brioche or muffin halves on each of 4 warmed plates. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the lobster meat to the brioche or muffin halves, dividing evenly. Top each with an egg and some of the sauce. Sprinkle with the chives. Serve immediately.
Lobster Eggs Benedict
Tea and tequila—now that’s a unique combination. When you’re in the mood for iced tea with a bit of a kick, try this creative cocktail.
8 cups water
3 cups raspberries
1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh mint, plus leaves for garnish
6 hibiscus tea bags or 6 Tbs. hibiscus flowers
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups silver tequila
1/2 cup Grand Marnier
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
Ice as needed
In a large saucepan over high heat, bring the water to a boil. Add 2 cups of the raspberries, the chopped mint and the tea bags. Remove from the heat and let stand at room temperature for 1 hour.
Remove and discard the tea bags and strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a large pitcher. Discard the solids. Add the sugar, tequila, Grand Marnier and lime juice and stir to combine. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
Pour into ice-filled glasses. Garnish with the remaining 1 cup raspberries and mint leaves and serve immediately. Serves 6 to 8.
Adapted from Williams-Sonoma Entertaining with the Seasons (Free Press, 2010).
Minted Hibiscus and Raspberry
French Toast covered with berries for breakfast please…. Thanks! I’m looking forward to cooking brunch for my family this weekend in Atlanta! :) Doesn’t this looks scrumptious?