Lobster Thermidor

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Lobster Thermidor, as served at The Cowshed, Wakefield, United Kingdom, includes both lobster and crayfish meat, but is presented in the classic style

Lobster Thermidor is a French dish consisting of a creamy mixture of cooked lobster meat, egg yolks, and cognac or brandy, stuffed into a lobster shell. It can also be served with an oven-browned cheese crust, typically Gruyère. The sauce must contain mustard (typically powdered mustard).

Lobster Thermidor was created in 1894 by Marie's, a Parisian restaurant near the theatre Comédie Française, to honour the opening of the play Thermidor by Victorien Sardou. The play took its name from a summer month in the French Republican Calendar, during which the Thermidorian Reaction occurred, overthrowing Robespierre and ending the Reign of Terror.[1] Due to expensive and extensive preparation involved, Lobster Thermidor is usually considered a recipe primarily for special occasions.

Lobster Thermidor is referenced in the famous Monty Python "Spam" sketch.

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  1. ^ "Linda's Culinary Dictionary Index". Retrieved March 2007. 

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