This rich dish, consisting of succulent lobster meat sauteed in butter and seasoned with dry mustard; then baked in heavy cream, is a casserole native to Maine. If desired, you may add 1 to 2 tablespoons of sherry to the mixture. Top with buttered bread c
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 pound raw lobster meat, cut into bite-size pieces
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 3/4 teaspoon dry mustard
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup milk
- 3 slices bread, crust removed
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 2 quart baking dish.
Melt butter in a medium sized pot over low heat. Slowly saute the lobster meat until it starts to change color. Do not cook too long or too fast, or the lobster meat will toughen. With a slotted spoon, remove lobster meat from pan and set aside.
To the remaining butter in the pot, stir in the flour, dry mustard, salt and pepper. Gradually whisk in cream and milk. Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened, about 5 minutes. Return lobster meat to the pot. Tear the bread into small pieces and stir into the mixture. Pour into prepared baking dish.
Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly and delicately browned.