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Lobster Coquilles St. Jacques

Tender seafood and creamy cheese come together for this delectable dish. This Lobster Coquilles St. Jacques is made with butter, French shallots, cremini mushrooms, lobster, scallops and shrimp. 

SERVES
4

Ingredients

Shallots and Mushrooms

  • 2 French shallots finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons salted butter
  • 2 cups Cremini mushrooms sliced
  • Salt and pepper, to. season

Lobster Coquilles St. Jacques

  • 4 tablespoons salted butter
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 cups seafood stock
  • 1 cup 35% cooking cream
  • 1 cup baby scallops
  • 1 1/2 cups shrimp
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked lobster, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 large lobsters, boiled, halved with the cavity cleaned out and the cooked meat separated
  • 1/4 cup parsley finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chives finely chopped
  • 2 cups Gruyere cheese, grated

Directions

Shallots and Mushrooms 

  1. In a medium skillet slowly cook the shallots and the butter until the shallots have softened or about five minutes. 
  2. Add the mushrooms and cook until they are browned. 
  3. Season with salt and pepper. Deglaze the pan with cognac and let it cookout. Set the pan to the side.

Lobster Coquilles St. Jacques

  1. In a shallow Dutch oven add in the butter and flour and whisk together, allowing it to cook for one to two minutes. 
  2. Add in the seafood stock and the cream and let it reduce and slowly simmer while whisking. While it simmers add in the scallops, shrimps, lobster and shallot and mushroom mixture and stir to make sure the fish cooks in the hot creamy sauce. 
  3. Season with salt and pepper and add in the parsley and chives. Cook an additional 10 to 12 minutes until the flavours come together and the sauce thickens.
  4. On a parchment-lined baking sheet place, the halved and cleaned lobsters open side up.
  5. Fill the lobster shell with the creamy fish mixture and top everything with gruyere cheese.
  6. Turn on the oven broiler to high.
  7. Place the lobsters into the oven for about five minutes or until the cheese gets golden brown.

To Serve

  1. Once golden brown, take lobsters out of the oven and let cool for a few minutes. Serve and enjoy!

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