Lobster on pumpernickel with saffron sauce

This is a super simple recipe for a very tasty starter. I found it in the Swedish magazine “Mat & Vänner” and decided to bring it to Anne’s Twelwth Night dinner. As we eat so much during Anne’s annual gourmet Twelwth Night dinners I halfed the whole recipe except from the sauce, but if you want larger servings than just add another lobster tail. We got the lobster from F’s parents as they live on an island in the Gothenburg archipelago since last year and have a lot of fisherman friends with all sorts of delicacies from the sea.

    Lobster on pumpernickel with saffron sauce
    (Makes 8 small servings. Adapted from “Mat & Vänner”, issue 6 2007)

    8 round slices of pumpernickel bread (either buy a round bread for appetizers or cut out circles from normal slices with a cookie cutter)
    1 lobster tail (cooked, shell and membrane removed)
    200 ml crème fraîche
    0.25 gram saffron
    1 tbsp canola oil
    Maldon Sea salt
    white pepper
    dill for decoration

    Combine saffron, canola oil and crème fraîche. Salt and pepper to taste.

    Cut the lobster in slices. Put the lobster slices on the bread circles and pour some saffron sauce on each one. Decorate with dill.

10 Responses to “Lobster on pumpernickel with saffron sauce”

  1. awoz
    January 14th, 2008 02:45

    This sounds easy but the result looks amazing!

  2. laurie
    January 14th, 2008 04:27

    If I werent allergic to shellfish, Id think this was grand. Anything with pumpernickel is ok in my book. :)

  3. Big Boys Oven
    January 14th, 2008 06:39

    OMG! this is so lovely, so well placed on the plate. Make me so tempted to put my fingers on them!

  4. Lisanka
    January 14th, 2008 08:47

    mmmmmh!!!!!! ça c’est du langage universel!

  5. Rosa
    January 14th, 2008 09:10

    What a glorious recipe! So elegant and delicate!



  6. Pat
    January 14th, 2008 18:11

    That is so pretty a dish!!!! I would actually probably try it even though I don’t eat lobster. Well done!!!

  7. Annemarie
    January 20th, 2008 23:31

    The saffron sauce looks wonderfully luscious – a nice little luxuriant treat for yourself in the middle of winter.

  8. brilynn
    January 22nd, 2008 20:16

    Lobster and anything is fantastic! This looks like a perfect starter.

  9. Seima
    January 23rd, 2008 14:55

    The dish looks great! It’s just perfect, the colour, the combination…

  10. katy
    January 28th, 2008 23:23

    WOW! I came here to see your Daring Bakers dish, but everything looks so wonderful! this sounds so delicious — delicious, clean flavors and beautiful presentation!

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