Orange County Seafood Recipe List


3334 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92663

Lobster Thermidor

6 Servings


6 1 1/2-pound Pacific Coast lobsters, split and cleaned (remove meat from tail, cut into one-inch pieces, reserve shells)
1/2 C butter
6 mushrooms, sliced
1 C dry sherry
white sauce (recipe follows)
1 T dry mustard, mixed to a paste with a small amount of cold water
to taste salt and pepper
Romano cheese

Ingredients White Sauce

1 1/2 stick butter
10 T flour
4 C milk


  • Sprinkle lobster shells with a little sherry and place in a 300-degree oven to dry for about 10 minutes.
  • Melt butter in skillet.
  • Dust lobster meat with flour.
  • Sautée lobster and mushrooms until almost done.
  • Pour off any excess butter.
  • Add sherry and reduce.
  • Add white sauce, mustard paste, salt and pepper.
  • Cook over low heat and stir until well blended.
  • If too thick, add some milk.
  • Spoon mixture into lobster shells, sprinkle with cheese and brown under broiler.

    Method Pesto

  • Make a roux with the flour and butter; do not brown.
  • Keep over low heat and add milk gradually, stirring constantly until thickened.

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