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Lobsteries – Lobster Pastries

Delicious appetizer or serve for dinner with a salad!
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 586kcal
Author Beth Neels
Cost $8

Equipment

Ingredients

For Lobsteries

  • 2/3 c chunk lobster
  • 1/3 c gruyere , grated
  • 1/3 c sharp cheddar
  • 1/4 c mayonnaise
  • 2 package puff pastry sheets
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 1 egg

For Spinach Mushroom Duxelles

  • 8 slices bacon
  • 1/2 c Onion
  • 2 tsp garlic
  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • 2 Tbsp fresh parsley
  • 1 Tbsp fresh thyme, minced
  • 3 c mushrooms
  • 6 c spinach

Instructions

For Spinach Mushroom Duxelles

  • NOTE: This recipe makes a large batch. Easily freezes for another recipe, or cut down
  • quantities accordingly.
  • Slice 8 pieces of bacon fine.
  • In a large, heavy bottom skillet, cook bacon on medium, breaking up pieces occasionally until lightly browned. Remove browned bacon with a slotted spoon to drain on paper towel.
  • While bacon is cooking, finely dice onion and garlic. After removing bacon from pan, drain all the bacon grease from pan except approximately 1 Tablespoon.
  • Add the butter to bacon grease and let melt. Then add onion and saute until soft and translucent. Add garlic and saute a few more minutes.
  • While the onions and garlic are cooking, rough chop the mushrooms. Strip thyme leaves.
  • Chop parsley and thyme.
  • When onions are just starting to brown, add mushrooms. After 7 to 10 minutes, mushrooms will start to lose their juice.
  • Turn heat up on burner to speed up evaporation of liquid. Once most of the liquid has evaporated and mushrooms are tender, add parsley and thyme.
  • Cook along for a few more minutes. Add Spinach all at once. Turn over and stir just until spinach is slightly wilted. Immediately remove from heat.

For Lobsteries

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Remove Lobster from shells. Rough chop lobster.
  • Grate Cheeses. NOTE I have tried this recipe with Swiss cheese rather than Gruyere and it holds no comparison. It is just not as good.
  • Chop chives and thyme.
  • Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl with the mayonnaise, and the Duxelles.
  • Roll out puff pastry dough on a lightly floured board to approximately a 9″ x 12″ rectangle. Cut into desired shape. Use a 3-4″ round cookie cutter for circles or half moons. Cut 3″ squares for ‘puffs’ or turnover.
  • Fill with lobster filling, pinch edges with finger or a fork to seal edges.
  • Mix 1 tablespoon water and 1 whisked egg together and brush on top of pastries.
  • Bake for 20-30 minutes, depending on the size of your Lobsteries, until golden brown.

Notes

Leftovers can be refrigerated for 3-4 days.
Reheat in microwave or, covered, in 350°F oven for about 25 minutes, until hot.
Do not freeze

Nutrition

Calories: 586kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 527mg | Potassium: 402mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2455IU | Vitamin C: 10.7mg | Calcium: 146mg | Iron: 2.8mg