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Lobster tail cooked sous vide’, green apple and coriander sabayon, soft polenta and burned onion

Fish, Seafood & Shellfish

A new way to work lobster!

Ingredients

Recipe for 4

For the Lobster

2 Unit(s)
Lobster
1 Clove(s)
Crushed garlic
30 Gr
Butter

For the Sabayon

300 Ml
Apple juice
50 Ml
Apple cider vinegar
3 Unit(s)
Egg yolk
200 Gr
Clarified butter
1 Unit(s)
Green apple
6 Sprig(s)
Fresh cilantro
1 Unit(s)
Lemon
50 Ml
White wine
2 Unit(s)
Shallot

For the Onions

2 Unit(s)
Onion
2 Sprig(s)
Thyme
2 Clove(s)
Crushed garlic
500 Ml
Vegetable stock

For the soft polenta

200 Gr
Polenta
300 Ml
Fish stock
700 Ml
35% cooking cream
  • Salt and pepper

Preparation time: 40 min

  • Preparation

    Crush the garlic cloves.

    Remove the lobster tails from the bodies and stick them together 2 by 2, placing the crushed garlic in between the tails.  Use butcher string to tie them together.  Place them in the vacuum bags.  Vacuum seal.

     Peel the onions and cut the roots just enough to be able to stand them.  Cut the top 1/4 off each onion.

    Dice the shallots.  Zest and juice the lemons.  Chop the cilantro.  Cut the apples into small cubes (add a little lemon juice to avoid them oxidising).

  • Lobster

    Count 25-30 minutes of cooking the lobster at 54°C in the water bath.  Once cooked, plunge the bags directly into ice water to stop them from over cooking.  When ready to serve, remove from the bags, remove the shells and then sear them in a skillet with butter to get a nice coloration.

  • Sabayon

    Start by clarifying the butter. (Melt on low heat and skim the surface to remove milk solids)

    In a sauce pot, add the apple juice, white wine, vinegar, shallots and a pinch of salt and reduce until almost dry.  Clarify the eggs and add the yolks to the shallot and wine reduction.  Add a few drops of cold water and start to emulsify.  Place on minimum heat and emulsify as if you were making a béarnaise.  Finally, add the clarified butter in a slow drizzle while continuing to whisk.  Finally, add the cilantro, apple cubes, lemon zest and then season to taste.  Set aside.

  • Onions

    In a skillet with a good quantity of olive oil add a clove of crushed garlic as well as the thyme.  Lightly season with salt and pepper the top side of the cut onions.  Let them cook for quite some time in the skillet on low.  (you are looking for an almost burned color)  Transfer to a baking pan with high walls, caramelized side up and add the vegetable stock that was warmed to about half the height of the onions.  Place a fitted lid on top, otherwise seal with aluminum foil and cook for 15-20 minutes at 420°F (braised). Remove from the oven, make sure they are cooked through and set aside.

  • Polenta

    In a sauce pot, place the cream and fish stock, season and bring to a boil.  Add the polenta while whisking continuously.  Continue to cook for 2-4 minutes, taste and season accordingly.  Set aside.

  • Plating

    On a flat plate of your choice, with a ring mold or rectangular mold, place the polenta.  Top with the lobster tail.  Beside, place a braised onion.  Garnish with the sabayon on the lobster and a few spots on the plate.  Decorate with apple cubes, cilantro leaves and Espelette pepper.

    Eat while it's hot!

We don't use the lobster claws in this recipe but you can poach them for 5 minutes in the lobster butter broth.

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