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Kingfish Hall New England Creamed Corn and Lobster Chowder with Summer Truffles

Ingredients:

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 6 ears fresh corn, shucked, kernels removed from cob, juices and husk reserved for garnish
  • 2 large Spanish onion, cut into brunoise
  • 4 ribs celery, cut into brunoise
  • 4 carrots, peeled and cut into brunoise
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 3 (1-1/2 lbs) lobsters, split in half and viscera removed
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 quart white lobster stock, for blanching
  • 1-1/2 lbs haricots verts, washed and trimmed
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • Truffle oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley, plus more for garnish
  • Fresh truffles, for garnish

Preparation:

In a deep, heavy bottomed stock pot, melt the butter and sauté corn, onions, celery, and carrots. Add chicken stock and reduce by 1/2. Add cream and reduce by 1/2. Add thyme sprigs. Set aside.

Season the lobsters with salt and pepper. Grill until the flesh becomes milky white. Heat lobster stock and blanch lobster claws for five minutes. Set aside. When cool, pick knuckle and claw meat.

Blanch haricots verts in lobster stock. Remove from stock and place in sauté pan. Add cream, truffle oil, and chopped parsley. Hold warm and reserve lobster stock.

Place creamed corn back on the stove until it simmers. Check seasoning.

In a sauté pan place the picked meat and grill tails. Warm them with the lobster stock.

Spoon the creamed corn into bowls. Arrange haricots verts around the edge of the bowl. Each bowl receives 2 knuckles, 2 claws, and 1 tail. Shave fresh truffles to garnish each bowl and finish with chopped parsley.

Makes 3

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