Butter—Poached Maine Lobster with Leeks, Pommes Maxim, and a Red Beet Essence

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Preparation info

  • Makes

    6

    Servings
    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

The French Laundry Cookbook

By Thomas Keller

Published 1999

  • About

I’ve been serving lobster with beets and leeks for more than a decade, and the combination has gone through many evolutions. In New York, I served it with potatoes and a fine julienne of crispy beets. In L.A., I did the Jackson Pollock thing, with splatters of reduced beet juice and a tower of mashed potatoes. In its current form—lobster with leeks, a thin sheet of pommes Maxim, which originated at Maxim’s in Paris, and a red beet essence—I think I’ve found the perfect inte