Maine Lobster Poached in Curry Buerre Fondue with
Coconut Curry and Dry Farmed Potatoes
8 each Lobster — Maine Lobster tail/claw .
15 each German Butter Ball Potatoes — David little farms, boiled and cut into disks
85 gms Onion — Red, chopped medium dices
15 gms Garlic — chopped finely
10 gms Ginger — chopped finely
10 gms Curry powder — Madras style
3 gms Cumin — whole
450 gms Lobster Stock or prawn stock
10 gms Cilantro Stems — no leaves
5 gms mustard seed
130 gms Coconut Milk — Creamy milk, canned
15 gms Tamarind pulp — as thick as a thick soup
100 Gms Tamarind paste — before rehydrating
180 Gms Water
Curry buerre fondue
450 gms salted butter — cut into 1-inch dices
10 gms curry powder
1 each cinnamon stick
1 each star anise
1 each cardamom — broiled and crushed
For Buerre Fondue
In a pan add the curry powder and sauté in dry for a minute with out burning. Add whole spices and diced butter into the pan and continue whisking until dissolved and emulsified. Add few table spoons of cold water to avoid breaking of butter. Keep the butter between 50 – 55 deg centigrade.
For Coconut Curry Sauce
In a heavy bottom add 3 table spoons of grape seed oil, while it starts smoking, add the mustard seeds and crackle them all. Add in the onions garlic and ginger, sauté it until onions are light golden brown add the curry powder, cumin and cook it until spices are cooked Add the lobster stock; simmer in for 10 minutes covered Add the coconut cream/ milk and curry leaves Add the cilantro stems and simmer for 10 minutes Add tamarind pulp and cook for another 6- 8 minutes Adjust the seasonings and strain it through a chinois, serve it hot with Poached lobster.
Season the lobster with a pinch ea of kosher salt and black pepper. Poach it in the warm butter for 9- 12 minutes or until it is cooked or more, if you would like to eat the lobster cooked through Drop the potato disk in the warm butter as the same time as the lobster takes Once potato, is warm and the lobster is cooked, place the potatoes on a bowl plate with the poached lobster tail on the top of it. Serve it with coconut curry and micro cilantro Other serving suggestion: braised, sliced hearts of palm would be a great accompaniment to this dish. At Campton place, we serve with hearts of palm, potato, cilantro air and coconut curry.
Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 26895 Calories; 2502g Fat (78.1% calories from fat); 305g Protein; 1277g Carbohydrate; 337g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 2291mg Sodium. Exchanges: 3 1/2 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 47 1/2 Vegetable; 55 Fruit; 501 1/2 Fat.
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