Lobster Américaine

Ingredients

  • Sauce:
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt, divided
  • 2 tablespoons sliced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • ½ cup sliced shallots
  • 2 cups Shrimp Stock
  • + 11 more ingredients
    • 2 tarragon sprigs
    • 1 ½ tablespoons black peppercorns
    • ½ cup vermouth
    • 2 tablespoons water
    • ½ cup brandy
    • ½ cup unsalted butter, cut into large pieces
    • ¼ cup whipping cream
    • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
    • 2 (2-pound) whole Maine lobsters
    • 1 basil sprig
    • Beurre monté:

1. To prepare the lobsters, plunge a heavy chef's knife through each head just above the eyes, making sure the knife goes all the way through the head. Pull the knife in a downward motion between the eyes. Twist off claws where they join the bodies; set claws aside. Twist off tails from the bo...

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