Classic Lobster Thermidor

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Classic Lobster Thermidor

An incredibly luxurious treat - for every occasion.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Date night, Main Course
Cuisine Valentines Day
Servings 2 main courses


  • 2 x 450g raw canadian lobster cut lengthways (or order our cooked half dressed lobsters instead)
  • 20 g parmesan grated
  • 2 garlic butter hearts
  • 1 shallot finely chopped
  • 275 ml fish stock
  • 55 ml white wine
  • 110 ml double cream
  • 1/2 tsp english mustard
  • 1 tbsp parsley chopped
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • salt to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 pack skinny fries cooked to on-pack instructions
  • 1 bag green mixed leaves


  • Preheat the grill to a medium heat.
  • Cut the lobsters in half and remove the meat from the claws and tail. Chop the meat into pieces and place back into the shell.
  • To make the sauce, place the garlic butter hearts into a pan over a medium heat. Add the shallots and cook until softened. Pour in the stock, wine and double cream and bring to the boil. Reduce by half, stirring occasionally. Add the mustard, herbs, lemon juice and season to taste.
  • Spoon the sauce over the lobster meat, sprinkle with parmesan and grill for 3-4 minutes until golden brown.
  • Serve alongside skinny fries and green salad.


To prepare the lobsters, place each lobster, belly side up, on a cutting board with the tail closest to you. Holding down the tail with one hand, use a very sharp knife, to cut down the centre of the lobster, starting where the tail meets the body. Rotate the lobster so that the head is closest to you; repeat, cutting through body and head.
To extract the claw meat, twist the claws until they break away from the body. Using a nutcracker or the back of a knife, press down firmly until the shell cracks, then gently pull the meat from the claw. 
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