Special occasions

Lobster Thermidor

Lobster Thermidor Recipe

Lobster Thermidor is a classic French dish that is perfect for special occasions or a fancy dinner party. This dish is made by sautéing lobster meat and mushrooms in a creamy white wine sauce, then topping it with a breadcrumb and cheese mixture, and broiling it until golden brown. The result is a rich and decadent dish that is sure to impress your guests.

Growing up, my family would always have a special seafood dinner on Christmas Eve, and Lobster Thermidor was always the star of the show. It's a dish that has a lot of sentimental value to me, and now I love making it for my own family on special occasions.


  • 2 1 1/2 pound lobsters, cooked and meat removed
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup diced onions
  • 1/2 cup diced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Gruyere cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs

Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat the broiler to high.

  2. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onions and mushrooms and sauté until the onions are translucent and the mushrooms are tender, about 5 minutes.

  3. Add the flour to the skillet and stir to combine. Cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly.

  4. Slowly pour in the milk, whisking constantly to prevent lumps from forming. Add the white wine and heavy cream, and continue whisking until the sauce is smooth and thickened, about 5 minutes.

  5. Add the Parmesan cheese, Gruyere cheese, paprika, salt, and pepper, and stir until the cheeses are melted and the sauce is well-combined.

  6. Add the lobster meat to the skillet and toss to coat with the sauce.

  7. Transfer the lobster mixture to a large baking dish. Sprinkle the breadcrumbs evenly over the top of the lobster mixture.

  8. Place the baking dish under the broiler and cook until the breadcrumbs are golden brown and the sauce is bubbly, about 5 minutes.

  9. Serve immediately.

Serving Suggestions

Lobster Thermidor is a perfect dish for special occasions such as Christmas Eve, Valentine's Day, or a fancy dinner party. Serve it with a side of roasted vegetables or a simple salad to balance out the richness of the dish. Don't forget to pair it with a glass of your favorite white wine!

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