Lobster Mornay

Pat Duran


This is a simple and delicious recipe- from one of Women's Day Magazines or Workbasket Magazine not sure of it's origin- but the recipe was contributed by Mr. Barra. There use to be a Mr. Barra that lived next door to me in Michigan long ago , but I don't think it was him, he was more of a steak and potato guy, you never know though....
He served this with potato wedges and a mixed green salad. I served it with lemon rice with pineapple and corn casserole.
This is a very easy recipe and will have you wanting seconds..

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2 to 4 servings
10 Min
15 Min
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1 pound each whole lobsters, cooked and halved lengthwise, cleaned
1/2 c
1/4 c
all purpose flour
2 tsp
dijon mustard
1 dash(es)
ground cloves
1/4 tsp
onion powder
1/3 c
dry white wine
1 2/3 c
warm milk
1/2 c
coarsely grated cheddar cheese
salt and white pepper to taste
2 Tbsp
finely chopped fresh chives
with panko bread crumbs and drizzle with lemon juice

How to Make Lobster Mornay


  • 1Remove meat from lobster shells. Coarsely chop and set aside until later. Place lobster shells, cut side up, in a large baking sheet. Preheat broiler on high, if you want to broil them brown on top..I don't but if you want to.
  • 2Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat until foaming. Add the flour and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon or whisk, for 1 to 2 minutes or until mixture bubbles and begins to come away from the side of the pan. Remove from heat. Add the onion powder, clove and mustard.
  • 3Gradually add the wine, whisking constantly with a until mixture is smooth. Gradually add milk still whisking until smooth and combined. Place over medium heat and cook, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, for 3 to 4 minutes or until sauce boils, thickens and coats the back of a metal spoon. Add the cheese and stir until cheese melts. Remove from heat. Taste and season with salt and white pepper. Stir in the chives and lobster meat.
  • 4Spoon lobster mixture evenly among the shells.If you want to brown them; sprinkle tops with panko bread crumbs and drizzle with lemon juice- Cook under preheated broiler, about 6 inches from the heat source, for about 4 minutes or until golden brown. Remove and place on 2 plates and serve,sprinkle with parsley and serve with a nice salad and lemon rice, if desired.Lemon Rice with Pineapple and Corn

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About Lobster Mornay

Course/Dish: Fish, Other Main Dishes, Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Caribbean
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom

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