Lobster Thermidor Tartlets

These delicious tartlets are the perfect canapé for a party and make a lobster go a long way!

Serves Makes 16 tartlet cases

  • 16 tartlet cases
  • Meat of ½ lobster
  • 25g butter
  • 2 large shallots, finely chopped
  • 150ml of fish stock
  • 25ml brandy or white wine
  • 50ml of double cream
  • ½ tbsp of English mustard
  • 1 tbsp parsley, chopped
  • Squeeze lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper
  • 20g grated parmesan


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  1. Preheat oven to 180C.
  2. Add butter to a hot pan; add the shallots and sauté until soft. Add the stock, wine and double cream and bring to the boil. Reduce by half.
  3. While the mixture is reducing chop the lobster meat into small pieces and ¾ fill the tartlet cases.
  4. When the mixture has reduced add the mustard, parsley and lemon juice and half the parmesan. Season to taste.
  5. Pour the mixture over the lobster meat in the cases and cook in the oven for 3 minutes. Sprinkle the remaining parmesan over and pop back in the oven or grill for 1 minute.

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