What on earth is "Lobster Sauce"?
May 12, 2008 4:10 AM Subscribe
What is "lobster sauce" and do you have a good recipe for it?
posted by sirion to food & drink (7 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
When I go out to eat and see things like "pasta with lobster sauce" or, better, "lobster with pasta with lobster sauce", or still good, "Shrimp with risotto and lobster sauce", I will always order them, and pretty consistently, wipe the plate clean with any available bread.
Looking online has provided a few things that seem to resemble what I'm looking for, but many of them are so varied from one another that I suspect maybe there's a name for this sauce other than "lobster sauce".
The sauce I'm looking for is orange-ish in color, typically served with pasta and seafood, and almost always with chives on top. Typically seen in French restaurants or all sorts of fusion restaurants.
So! My questions are: What do you know about this sauce? Do you have any reliably good recipes for this sauce? What substitutions work and which do not (most importantly, is *lobster* a key ingredient in "lobster" sauce? I've seen some recipes involving shrimp shells or fish stock or what have you. Are these sillyness? (Not requiring lobster would mean I get to eat this way more often, which sounds good to me).