Serves 8



½ l American lobster sauce

2 limes

¼ lCoteau de layon moelleux



Seasoning (salt, pepper, hot pepper)


Side dish

8 carrots

24 snow peas

24 turnips

1 purple potato

8 asparagus

8 gnocchi


Mushroom ravioli

200gof Chitakés

200gof ceps

200gof oyster mushrooms

200gof cultivated mushrooms




Steam the lobster in the broth for 5 minutes. Break the shell while warm and brown it in a pan with butter and lobster juice.


Civet sauce

For the sauce take the cooked lobsterheads andshells, crush them in a pestle and mortar with250 grams of butter. Mixthem in cognac, and add 75cl of white wine, a bouquet garni, soak them insome waterandcook for 45 minutes. Let it infuse six hours. Pass the sauce through a choinoisand reduce the sauce again byhalf, adding30 gramsof tarragon. Cut the ginger intojulienne, fryit in the pan with the wine and the zest and the lemon juice; mix in with the sauce, boil and emulsify with butter.


Side dish

Cook all the vegetables in salted boiling water and some olive oil during two minutes. Plunge them into the ice water and drain them.


Mushroom ravioli

Thinly slice all the mushrooms and frythem in a little oil so that it soak. Drain and seasonthem, adding 30 grams of finely choppedshallots and 30 grams of finely choppedparsley.
Whitewash the raviolidough with a mixture of eggs and water. In the center of every square of dough place a dollopof mushrooms. Cover with another square,taking care to takethe air out of the inside and cutting carefully. Dry theravioli for half a day. Cook forsix minutes in some salt water when ready.


To serve

Cook the ravioli. Warmthe lobster in the oven forthree minutes. Warm the vegetables in a little water and butter. Start plating with the turnips, peas and potato. Add the lobster, the rest of vegetables then finish theravioli gnocchi.



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