Recipe courtesy of Michael Symon
Total:
1 hr 10 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces butter
  • 4 tablespoons shallots, minced
  • 1 head cauliflower, greens removed, head cut into small pieces
  • Salt
  • 6 cups lobster or chicken stock
  • Lobster dumplings, recipe follows
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 3 (1 1/2 pound) whole lobsters, cooked, meat removed from shell, 1/2 cup tail meat reserved for dumplings, tail meat sliced into rounds
  • 1 tablespoon truffle oil
Lobster Dumplings:
  • 1 1/2 cups white bread crumbs
  • 1/2 tablespoon softened butter
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 2 teaspoons chopped tarragon
  • 1/2 cup chopped cooked lobster meat
  • Milk, to bind
  • Salt and ground white pepper

Directions

Heat butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Add shallots and cauliflower and season with salt. Saute the cauliflower until it begins to lightly caramelize and become tender. Add stock and simmer for 20 minutes or until vegetables are completely soft.

Puree mixture until smooth in a blender. Add the heavy cream and nutmeg and bring the soup to a simmer.

Add the dumplings and poach them in soup for 3 to 5 minutes. Check your seasoning and remove from heat.

In a soup bowl place the lobster meat and 1 claw in center and pour 8 ounces of soup and dumplings on top and drizzle with truffle oil.

Lobster Dumplings:

Mix all ingredients together and roll into small firm balls about 1/2-inch in diameter.

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