Lobster meat, cracker crumbs, butter and seasoning, are the primary ingredients in traditional lobster casserole recipes. Light cream, mushrooms, white wine and shallots, along with a few other ingredients, may make this richer version the best lobster casserole recipe you have ever tasted.
|1||pound cooked lobster chunks|
|1||tablespoon olive oil|
|2||cups light cream or half and half|
|¼||cup dry sherry or white wine|
|2||cups sliced baby bella mushrooms|
|1||minced garlic clove|
|¼||cup chopped fresh parsley|
|1½||cups buttery crackers finely crumbled (Ritz crackers or alternative)|
1. Lightly saute mushrooms, shallots, and garlic in olive oil. Stir in lobster and sherry. (Set aside to use same pan for stuffing preparation.) 2. Melt butter and combine crumbled crackers and parsley. Set aside 1/2 of the stuffing mixture. 3. Add lobster mixture to remaining stuffing in pan. Combine well. 4. Slowly stir in cream. 5. Pour into casserole dish and top with the remaining stuffing. 6. Bake 10-15 minutes in a preheated 325 degree oven or until topping is lightly browned. Serving suggestion: As an added bonus, while the casserole is baking, saute extra lobster claw meat to use with lemon as a garnish on top of the cooked casserole. And, for a very casual presentation, bake the recipe in a non-stick oven proof frying pan, using that as your serving dish at the table. Since this recipe is a very rich version of Lazy Mans Lobster, it is best served with a light side dish of a green garden salad or a summer fruit salad.