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

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

Thanksgiving Dinner 2014 Part 2

Lobster for thanksgiving. Why not?

I know it’s important to adapt to the local culture as an immigrant. But for years I did not celebrate Thanksgiving or Christmas. Those are the holidays for family gathering, and in the past many years all my family and relatives were across the Pacific.

Last year I had Vietnamese hot pot with my friend Jenny, Justine, and Graham for thanksgiving and it was a lot of fun. We certainly don’t have to cook a whole turkey to be thankful! And it was my mom’s very first Canadian Thanksgiving, so I wanted to cook her something that’s beautiful and more refined.

When I picked this recipe out of the The French Laundry Cookbook, I thought it looked pretty simple. But boy was I wrong. It was easily the most elaborate dish I had ever cooked! And I wish I had a couple extra hours to prepare.

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