Lobster Crisps In Champagne-Dill Sauce

Course : Seafoods
Serves: 2
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5 tablespoons butter -- room temperature
6 sheets gyoza -- (posticker) wrappers
1 medium live lobster
2 cups extra dry chamoagne
2 cups water
1/2 cup chopped shallots
1 teaspoon tomato paste
1/4 cup whipping cream
3/4 cup thin fresh fennel bulb
3/4 cup thin strips peeled carrot
3/4 cup thinly sliced leeks -- (white,pale green parts)
4 teaspoons chopped fresh dill

Preparation / Directions:

Preheat oven to 350ΓΈ. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in small saucepan. Brush Gyoza on both sides with butter. Arrange on baking sheet. Bake until golden. About 8 minutes. Cool; wrap crisps airtight. Cook lobster in large pot og salted boiling water just until cooked through, about 8 minutes. Transfer lobster to large bowl. Let stand 15 minutes. Working over bowl to catch juices twist lobster tails and claws from body. Crack shells and carefully remove lobster meat. Cover and refrigerate lobster meat. Place all lobster shells and juices in large saucepan. Add champagne, 2 cups water, shallots and tomato paste. Simmer until liquid is reduced to 1 cup. Strain liquid and return to same pan. Add cream ; simmer until sauce is reduced to 1/3 cup, about 6 minutes. (Crisps, lobster and sauce can be prepared 1 day ahead. Store crisps at room temperature. Cover and refrigerate sauce.) Melt 2 tablespoons butter in heavy large skillet over medium-low heat. Add fennel and carrots saute about 3 minutes. Add leek and saute until vegetables are crisp-tender about 2 minutes Cut lobster crosswise into 8 medallions. Add all lobster to skillet. Cover; cook just until heated through, about 2 minutes. Mix in 2 teaspoons dill. Season pepper. Rewarm sauce over low heat. Whisk 2 tablespoons butter and 2 teaspoons dill. Season with salt and pepper. Arrange crisps, lobster and vegetables on 2 plates. Spoon sauce over. * Gyoza wrappers can be found at Asian markets and in refrigerator section of many supermarkets. If unavailable wonton wrappers are OK)


Nutritional Information:

388 Calories (kcal); 40g Total Fat; (89% calories from fat); 2g Protein; 8g Carbohydrate; 118mg Cholesterol; 337mg Sodium

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