Steak with Lobster Dill Cream Sauce

Servings: 2

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 leek, halved lengthwise, thinly sliced (white and pale green parts only)
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1 1/2 cups homemade or store bought chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp capers, drained, roughly chopped
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 cup 35% cream
  • 1/4 cup dill, roughly chopped
  • 2 cooked PEI lobsters
  • Two 1/2lb tenderloin steaks
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt & freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

Carefully remove lobster meat from shells.
Chop the meat from the body into ½-inch
pieces and keep the claws intact. Set aside.

Melt butter in a large pan over medium-high
heat, add leeks, season with salt, cook until
softened 4 – 5 minutes, stirring often. Add
flour and cook for 1 minute. Deglaze pan
with white wine, cook until reduced by half.
Then add chicken stock and bring to a boil,
once boiling lower heat to a simmer, cook
6-8 minutes until reduced by half. Stir in
chopped lobster and claws, cream, dill and
capers, let cook for 1 – 2 minutes. Remove
from heat, season with salt and pepper.

While lobster sauce is cooking, heat olive oil
in medium sized cast iron pan over medium
high heat. Pat steaks dry with paper towel
and season both sides generously with salt
and pepper. Once oil is hot, add steaks to the
pan cooking until medium rare, about 6-8
minutes, flipping every minute to ensure
even cooking on both sides. Remove steak
from pan and let rest for 10 minutes.

Do You Know Lobster?

A freshly laid lobster egg is the size of the head of a pin (1/16").

True – Lobster Eggs Are Tiny

Lobster eggs are indeed about the size of the head of a pin. A female lobster carries about 8000 eggs inside for 9-12 months, then another 9-12 months under her tail. Fishers have to return lobsters to the water that have visible eggs under their tail as part of fishery conservation methods. And from every 50,000 eggs, only two lobsters are expected to survive to legal size.