Recipe, video and photography provided by Heinen’s partner, Chef Billy Parisi.
Make date night night at home a romantic, upscale experience!
Featuring fresh lobster tails, cremini mushrooms and spinach wrapped in a flaky puff pastry, my homemade Lobster Wellington is a luxurious dish that is sure to warm the hearts of friends, family or a significant other.
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- 3 Tbsp. olive oil
- 2 cups cremini mushrooms, finely minced
- 3 garlic cloves, finely minced
- 2 Tbsp. Madeira wine*
- 3 cups baby spinach, packed
- 1 tsp. chopped fresh tarragon
- 1 sheet puff pastry
- 1 lb. lobster tails
- 1 egg, whisked
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Preheat the oven to 400°F.
- Add the olive oil to a medium-size frying pan over medium heat and cook the mushrooms and garlic until most of the moisture has cooked out, about 5-7 minutes.
- Deglaze with the Madeira wine and cook until it is completely absorbed.
- Stir in the spinach, tarragon, salt and pepper and cook until the spinach wilts. Chill the mixture just until cool.
- Add the cooled mushroom and spinach mixture to a sheet of puff pastry. Spread the mixture evenly until it is about 3 inches from each edge of the puff pastry.
- Place the lobster tails in the center. If using 4 oz. tails, stack them on top of each other.
- Fold the bottom of the puff pastry over the top, then fold in the ends.
- Turn the stuffed puff pastry over, seam-side-down, and transfer to a parchment-lined sheet tray.
- Brush the top of the lobster wellington with the whisked egg and bake at 400°F for 30 minutes.
- Remove, slice and serve.
*Note: Madeira wine is a classical Portuguese wine that is now made around the world. It ranges from dry to sweet in flavor and is one of the only wines that has maintained the same flavor profile and wine-making process since its infancy. It is used in this recipe because it pairs well with tarragon and tarragon happens to pair well with lobster.