Use this stock to make our Lobster Shepherd's Pies.

Martha Stewart Living, July 2009


Recipe Summary

Makes 4 cups stock, 3 cups lobster meat


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Instructions Checklist
  • Fill a lobster pot or other large pot two-thirds full with water. Bring to a boil. Add lobsters headfirst. Cover, and cook until shells are bright red, 5 to 6 minutes. Remove from water. Using kitchen shears, clip the tips of the lobster claws, and let drain. Let stand until cool enough to handle.

  • Remove meat from lobsters, reserving shells. Refrigerate lobster meat, covered, until ready to use. Cut shells into large pieces.

  • Melt butter in a medium stockpot over high heat. Add leek, carrots, and celery. Cook, stirring often, for 2 minutes. Stir in Lillet; cook for 2 minutes more. Add reserved lobster shells, the water, parsley, bay leaf, salt, and peppercorns. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and let simmer for 30 minutes.

  • Strain through a fine sieve; discard solids. Let cool.

Cook's Notes

Stock can be refrigerated for up to 2 days or frozen for up to 1 month.


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