Stuffed Lobster Thermidor
6 (1 pound) frozen lobster tails
10 tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
4 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon dry mustard
2 dashes ground nutmeg
2 dashes cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 cup half-and-half
2 egg yolks, slightly beaten
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons sherry wine
1/2 cup fine bread crumbs
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
Heat oven to 450 degrees F.
Place lobster tails in large pot of boiling water and cover. Cook until tender, about 20 minutes; drain.
Cut each tail in half lengthwise and dice lobster meat. Set aside empty lobster tails.
Pour 1/4 cup butter in saucepan; add mushrooms and sauté until slightly browned. Blend in flour and mix in seasonings. Add milk and half-and-half gradually to mixture, stirring constantly until thick.
Add small amount of hot mixture to egg yolks, stirring constantly; then return egg yolk mixture to cream sauce, again stirring constantly and cooking until thickened.
Stir in lemon juice, sherry and lobster meat; spoon into lobster shells.
Combine bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese and remaining butter; sprinkle over stuffed lobster tails.
Place on cookie sheet and bake at 400 degrees F for 15 minutes.