Lobster Mornay

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recipe by Tenina Holder https://tenina.com/

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Very simple, very lush and completely a seafood lovers dream recipe. If you have been too afraid to try, this is now your go to mornay recipe.

Inspired by: https://tenina.com/recipes/lobster-mornay

recipe updated Jun 8, 2020


  • Lobster tail icon
    Lobster tail
    4 (1400g)
  • Shallot icon
    1 (42g)
  • Black pepper icon
    Black pepper
    as needed
  • Lemon icon
    as needed
  • Gruyère cheese icon
    Gruyère cheese
    90g (about ½ cup)
  • Parmesan cheese icon
    Parmesan cheese
    45g (about 4¾ tbsp)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
  • Butter icon
    40g (about 2¾ tbsp)
  • Buttermilk icon
    200ml (¾ cup)
  • Dry sherry icon
    Dry sherry
    50g (about 3½ tbsp)
  • Egg icon
    1 (50g)
  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour
    120g (about 1 cup)
  • Dijon mustard icon
    Dijon mustard
    1 tbsp (15g)
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    1 pinch
  • Fresh lemon thyme icon
    Fresh lemon thyme
    as needed


  • kCook icon Broiler
  • kCook icon TM5
  • kCook icon Tm5 bowl
  • kCook icon Medium glass bowl
  • kCook icon Water bath
  • kCook icon Ramekin

Step preview

  1. Add lobster tail to a clean water bath
  2. Pre-heat broiler - 250°C
  3. Add gruyère cheese and parmesan cheese to the TM5 bowl
  4. Fit TM5 bowl to TM5
  5. Blitz - approx 10 sec, speed 10
  6. Transfer sauce to medium glass bowl
  7. Add garlic clove, shallot and butter to the TM5 bowl
  8. Chop - approx 3 sec, speed 5
  9. Sauté - approx 7 min, varoma, speed 1
  10. Then add buttermilk, dry sherry, egg, all purpose flour, dijon mustard, sea salt and black pepper to the sauce
  11. Cook - approx 8 min, 80°C, speed 4
  12. Cook - approx 2 min, 90°C, speed 4
  13. Transfer three quarters of cheese mixture to sauce
  14. Blend - approx 15 sec, speed 7
  15. Divide meat between 4 ramekins
  16. Divide sauce between 4 ramekins
  17. Add cheese mixture to 4 ramekins
  18. Broil until golden brown - approx 10 min, 250°C, middle rack
  19. Serve with fresh lemon thyme and lemon immediately
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