Mill House Inn Lobster Frittata

The gourmet frittata is a signature dish at the Mill House Inn, set in the quaint seaside village of East Hampton.

For the Frittata:
1 Tbs. Canola Oil
1 Tbs. Shallots, finely chopped
1 Tbs. Roasted Red Peppers, diced
1/3 Cup Asparagus, diced and blanched
3 Whole Eggs
2 Oz. Lobster Glace (see below)
1 Tbs. Cream
Fresh Chives, Parsley, Tarragon to taste, chopped
Pinch Sea Salt & Cayenne Pepper

For the Potatoes:
2 Strips Bacon, diced
2 Tbs. Onions, diced
1/2 Cup Diced Potatoes, par-boiled
Parsley, Salt & Pepper

Lobster & Glace:
Meat from 1/2 Lobster [cooked and shelled]
2 Oz. Lobster Glace (see below)
2 Tbs. Butter
Pinch Salt and Pepper

6 Asparagus, blanched
8 Potato Batons, baked until crisp
1 Tsp. Creme Fraiche

Lobster Stock Ingredients:
4 Lobster Carcasses
2 Tbs. Olive Oil
1 Carrot, chopped
1 Celery rib, chopped
1 Onion, chopped
5 Garlic Cloves, minced
1 Bay Leaf
1 Thyme Sprig
4 Plum Tomatoes, chopped
2 Cups White Wine
1 Cup Tomato Juice
16 Cups Water (including water from cooking lobsters)

Lobster Preparation:
Cook lobsters in boiling water and remove meat from shells, reserve water and shells for stock. Lobster meat will be reheated later, please take care to undercook slightly. Chill and reserve

Lobster Glace Preparation:
Wash lobster carcasses well removing the grain sac (brain) and roe. Additional shells from lobster meat preparation may be added.
Heat oil in heavy 6-8 qt. stockpot.
Stir in the lobster carcasses and cook until most of the liquid has cooked out.
Stir in the carrot, celery, garlic, bay leaf, and thyme. Cook at a moderate heat until softened.
Deglaze with wine, then add tomato juice and water.
Bring to a boil, then reduce to a very low simmer for approximately three quarters to one hour.
Strain stock through a cheesecloth-lined fine sieve; discard solids. Stock will need to be further reduced to intensify flavor and yield 5-6 cups of Lobster Glace. Another three quarters to one hour.
Cool glace and refrigerate up to 4 days or freeze up to 3 months.
We recommend using a stainless steel saucepot and a very low heat setting.

On The Stove:
Gently warm oil in a non-stick ovenproof saute pan, add shallots, stir until wilted, add asparagus and roasted pepper.
In second pan render bacon. Then add onion with diced potato and parsley and sauté until potato is golden; keep warm.
Beat eggs with cream, 2 oz. lobster glace, salt, pepper and herbs.
Add egg mixture to pan with shallot, peppers and asparagus. Stir well to combine, place in oven preheated to 400° bake until set, approx. 10-12 minutes; remove & keep warm.
In a small saute pan heat lobster glace and lobster, add butter and stir until butter is fully incorporated. Season to taste.

At the Plate:
Warm plate in the oven or over the stove.
Spoon potatoes on the plate.
Place Frittata on top of potatoes.
Arrange potato batons and asparagus.
Place lobster on top of frittata.
Drizzle Lobster Glace & creme fraiche.
Toss chives & Eat Well!

Recipe Summary:
Yield: 1

Recipe Provided By:
Mill House Inn
East Hampton, NY

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