I had this amazing dish at a lovely Pacific Northwest steakhouse and I knew I had to figure out how to make this special treat. These potatoes were so delicious, I could have skipped the steak entirely. This is my take on this rich and decadent side dish. This has become one of our traditions on Valentine's Day with a fabulous tenderloin steak. YUMMY! This would work well with your own mashed potato recipe instead of the basic mashed potato recipe listed here. You could certainly do this recipe with lobster tails instead of the whole lobster. You could even use precooked lobster ignoring the lobster cooking instructions. It looks like it is time consuming, but it is so easy and worth the effort for a special meal.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 200 degrees F (95 degrees C).

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  • Combine the water with 2 tablespoons salt in a large pot; bring to a boil

  • Plunge lobster into boiling water, cover the pot, and return the water to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook at a simmer until the lobster becomes bright right, about 10 minutes.

  • Remove the lobster from the water and set aside to cool.

  • When cool enough to handle, clean lobster and pull out tail meat, reserving the tail shell. Crack claws and remove the meat.

  • Chop the tail meat coarsely and reserve with the intact claw meat in a covered dish; keep warm in the preheated oven.

  • Put about 1 inch of water in the bottom of a saucepan with 1 teaspoon salt; bring to boil.

  • Add potatoes to the boiling water; top with intact lobster tail shell.

  • Cover the saucepan and return the water to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low and cook at a simmer until the potatoes are easily pierced with a fork, 20 to 30 minutes.

  • Remove lobster shell and discard.

  • Drain the water from the saucepan.

  • Reduce the heat to low. Gently shake the pan over low heat to dry the potatoes.

  • Add the butter to the potatoes and mash until no lumps remain.

  • Add cream until you get your preferred consistency

  • Fold in reserved chopped lobster meat.

  • Sprinkle with paprika to serve.

Nutrition Facts

502.8 calories; protein 40.2g 81% DV; carbohydrates 43.6g 14% DV; fat 18.3g 28% DV; cholesterol 178.4mg 60% DV; sodium 5336.1mg 213% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2012
Excellent side dish. One question why did I preheat my oven to 200? Read More
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  • 4 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2012
Excellent side dish. One question why did I preheat my oven to 200? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2012
Fantastic recipe!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2013
The preheated oven should be used during step 6...keeping the lobster meat warm until you are ready to fold it into the potatoes. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/12/2013
This isn't so much of a review than it is a thank you to Mauigirl for giving me a new way to make potatoes! I couldn't follow the lobster part of the recipe because I used frozen chopped lobster tails. I did however use the russet potatoes instead of my usual red and cooked according to recipe. Then I just sauteed the tails in butter and garlic powder and stirred them into the potatoes. Anyways I gave this recipe 4 stars only because I didn't follow it completely. But I think it would definitely be worth that extra star! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2017
The best mashed potatoes I ve ever had! I made these for thanksgiving and everyone took them home before anything else. I even tried it with imitation crab meat and it was awesome!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2016
I didn't have lobster. I did get lucky and caught some crawdads. i'm heading back out while this crazy weather holds and catch some more. excellent recipe! Read More
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