Lobster Mashed Potatoes

Lobster Mashed Potatoes are velvety smooth with lumps of lobster, drizzled with melted butter and topped with fresh snipped chives. Simple enough to serve on a weekday, classy enough for filet or prime rib.

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Back when I was doing publicity for my cookbook, I visited Pennsylvania while preparing for my QVC segment. Both times I stayed at the same hotel and both times I ordered filet, lobster mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus with an over-priced glass of Malbec. I still dream about that meal, but mostly I miss those mashed potatoes. 

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It’s been 3 years since I was last in Pennsylvania and it’s 3 year far too long since I had lobster mashed potatoes. So you know I had to make them and I’ll be making them again on New Years Eve. 

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Here’s what you will need: 3 pounds russet potatoes, 8 tablespoons unsalted butter plus 2 tablespoons salted butter (melted), 1-1/4 cup half & half, 2 teaspoons kosher salt, 1/2 teaspoon white pepper, and chives.

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First, scrub the potatoes well. I’ve recently turned to boiling my potatoes whole with the skin on, for a couple of reasons actually. First, my pot is less of a starchy mess afterwards. And because I’ve found that boiling potatoes whole, with the skin on takes just as much time as is does to peel, chop and boil peeled potatoes. 

Once the potatoes are fully cooked and can easily be pierced by a fork, I drain them and allow them to cool until safe to handle. Then I peel off the skin. 

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Place the potatoes into a large stock pot, cover with water by 2-inches, cover and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer until a fork pierces easily. About 30 to 40 minutes total. 

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Meanwhile, as far as lobster goes, I purchased frozen lobster meat and simply thawed it (in the package) in a colander under cool water. Feel free to boil your own lobster, but I couldn’t get my hands on any fresh lobster at 7 in the morning. However, there was uncooked lobster tails, but id I didn’t want just tail meat either. You do you.

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With that said, this is 8 ounces of cooked lobster, claws, tail etc. coarsely diced. Refrigerate until ready to use.

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Once cooked, drain and cool until safe enough to peel.

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Next, for an ultra smooth mashed potatoes, squeeze each potato through a potato ricer and back into the same pot.

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Then add in 8 tablespoons of unsalted butter.

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Stir to combine, and then season with kosher salt, white pepper and pour in the half & half. Stir until velvety smooth. 

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Once smooth and seasoned to taste, stir in the lobster meat and heat on medium-low until hot.

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Serve with a couple tablespoons of melted salted butter over top and top with snipped fresh chives.

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Enjoy! And if you give this recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

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Yield: 6-8 depending

Lobster Mashed Potatoes

Lobster Mashed Potatoes are velvety smooth with lumps of lobster, drizzled with melted butter and topped with fresh snipped chives. Simple enough to serve on a weekday, classy enough for filet or prime rib.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds russet potatoes, scrubbed well
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1-1/4 cup half & half
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 8 ounces diced cooked lobster
  • 2 tablespoons [salted] butter, melted
  • fresh snipped chives

Instructions

  1. Place the scrubbed potatoes into a large stock pot and fill with water covering the potatoes by 2-inches. Bring to a boil and cook the potatoes until a fork glides effortlessly through the middle. About 30 to 40 minutes.
  2. Drain the potatoes into a large colander and when safe to handle, peel the outer skin.
  3. Squeeze the potatoes through a potato ricer back into the pot. Add 8 tablespoons of butter, half & half and salt and white pepper. Stir with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula until combined.
  4. Fold in the lobster meat and once hot, serve with two tablespoons butter melted on top with fresh snipped chives.

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    E — January 11, 2019 at 11:48 am

    Tried this last night, but substituted mashed potatoes with your roasted garlic roasted cauliflower mash… also significantly dialed down on the butter content. Loved it!

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