Consomme with Lobster Soup
you prefer, use a good fish stock for this consomme and
add a splash of dry white wine before boiling to reduce
1 3/4 qts. Chicken Stock
1 inch piece Fresh Root Ginger (peeled and cut into tiny,
1 Lobster Tail
6 Scallions (cut diagonally into neat slices)
6 Sprigs Fresh Cilantro (for garnish)
1. Put the
stock and the ginger into a pan and boil to reduce by
Cut the lobster tail in half lengthways and add to the
stock. Simmer gently for 15-20 minutes. Lift out the lobster
tail and remove the meat from the shell. Discard the shell
and put the lobster meat back into the stock. Add the
scallions and simmer for 2-3 minutes to allow the ingredients
to heat through.
Taste the consomme and adjust the seasoning, if necessary.
Ladle it into 6 bowls, ensuring that each portion has
a few slices of scallion and a couple of pieces of lobster
meat. Garnish with fresh cilantro or chervil.