Skip to content

LOBSTER NEWBURG SAUCE

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. cooked lobster meat
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sherry wine
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn

*This post may contain affiliate links. See my privacy statement for details.

Lobster Newburg Sauce, pardon the cliche, is an “Oldie, but a Goodie!” A creamy egg yolk mixture combines so well with sherry to create a super rich and decadent sauce for fresh lobster meat. This seafood sauce will also marry perfectly with crab, shrimp and/or scallops. Serve on top of your favorite fish, or ladle over steamed rice.

Naturally, I created a short TikTok video making this outstanding Lobster Newburg Sauce recipe. Be sure to check it out in the recipe below. If you have not yet signed up for this social media platform, use my code 5SSIS800K0H06 to create an account.

a platter with roasted salmon topped with lobster newburg sauce

WHAT IS NEWBURG SAUCE?

As mentioned earlier, Newburg sauce dates back to the late 1800’s when it was served with lobster at a hotel in Milford, Pennsylvania and later at Delmonico’s restaurant in New York City.

Newburg sauce is a rich and creamy egg yolk mixture that is flavored with sherry and a hint of cayenne pepper. Most often you will find this sauce served with seafood. Although the addition of ground nutmeg is optional in this seafood sauce recipe, I highly encourage its use.

SEAFOOD FOR LOBSTER NEWBURG

Over the past several months, I have tried this creamy seafood sauce recipe with both lobster and crab. Honestly, I cannot wait to prepare using scallops. Shrimp, or a combination of all of these will create a wonderful Seafood Newburg Sauce.

For this preparation, both lobster tail meat and claw meat were utilized. Thankfully, I was able to find fresh lobster claw meat at my local fish market. However, I did have to cook the lobster tails. Feel free to use only claw meat.

As an alternative, cook a whole lobster and extract the meat.

HOW TO COOK LOBSTER TAILS

Basically, the same rules to cook lobster tails for this seafood sauce recipe will apply to cooking a whole lobster. Boil water. Be sure to salt the water. If using lobster tails, be sure to place a wooden skewer through the tail to keep the tail from curling. Honestly, this just makes cutting the shell and extracting the meat much easier. Cooking the lobster tails should only take a few minutes for 6-ounce tails.

An entire lobster, weighing in at around a pound to a pound and a half, will require approximately 10-12 minutes cook time.

For either preparation, once cooked, cut away the shell and chop up the lobster meat. Do NOT discard the lobster shells. They make for a great seafood stock. Use the lobster stock to make my Lobster Bisque!

BROILING LOBSTER TAILS

As an alternative to boiling the lobster tails or whole lobster in water, broiling is a great option. In fact, I wrote an entire blog on how to properly broil lobster tails. Broiling will also impart a whole new level of flavor to this Lobster Newburg Sauce recipe.

TIPS ON MAKING THE BEST LOBSTER NEWBURG SAUCE

In my opinion, there is only one tricky part to this seafood sauce recipe. That is, the incorporation of the egg/cream mixture into the melted butter and lobster meat. You will need to whisk vigorously to ensure the eggs do NOT scramble.

Be sure to either lower the heat prior to the egg/cream mixture addition, or remove from heat. If this makes you really nervous, add the sherry to the egg/cream mixture prior to its incorporation. This should allow for enough liquid to ensure the eggs will not scramble.

As an alternative, to ensure you do not waste a pound of lobster meat, create the seafood sauce prior to adding in the cooked seafood. Watch the video attached to the recipe a few times. This should help out tremendously.

HOW TO SERVE LOBSTER NEWBURG

Lobster Newburg Sauce should be served immediately. This decadent seafood sauce can be enjoyed in various preparations. My favorite, is layered on top of a gorgeous piece of roasted salmon, or mild white fish. Other options include:

  • layer on top of toast points
  • spoon over rice
  • in puff pastry

HOW TO STORE LEFTOVER SEAFOOD SAUCE

Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two days. Freezing this amazing creamy Seafood Sauce is NOT recommended.

Print
clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
a platter with roasted salmon topped with lobster newburg sauce

LOBSTER NEWBURG SAUCE


Description

A creamy egg yolk mixture combines so well with sherry to create a super rich and decadent sauce for fresh lobster meat. This seafood sauce will also marry perfectly with crab, shrimp and/or scallops. Serve on top of your favorite fish, ladle over steamed rice, or in a puff pastry. 


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 lb. cooked lobster meat
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sherry wine
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped

Instructions

  1. Cook lobster tail meat according to instructions in post, if needed. Chop.
  2. In a bowl, whisk the heavy whipping cream, egg yolks, kosher salt, black pepper, nutmeg and cayenne. 
  3. Melt the butter in a pan. 
  4. Add the lobster meat just to warm through for a minute or two.
  5. Turn down the heat.
  6. Pour the egg cream mixture into the pan and whisk for a minute.
  7. Add the sherry and fresh parsley. Cook for another minute.
  8. Serve immediately with suggestions in post. 
  9. ENJOY!

Notes

SEE POST FOR TIPS!

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving

Keywords: how to make newburg sauce, how to make seafood newburg sauce, what is newburg sauce, what is lobster newburg, what is lobster thermador, how to broil lobster tails, how to cook lobster tails, how to cook a whole lobster, how to make seafood sauce, how to boil lobster, how to make a creamy lobster sauce

LET’S GET SOCIAL!

I am more than just recipes. I love fashion and style too! Most importantly, I love my Family (my Hubby and my Fur Babies). My Husband (aka my “Kitchen Bitch”) means the world to me. He’s pretty damn cool too. Not only is he one of the nicest guys you will ever meet, he also has had a lengthy career in professional hockey. Not only winning two Stanley Cups with the Pittsburgh Penguins in the early ’90’s, but most recently winning the Calder Cup with the Charlotte Checkers, amongst many other accolades. If you live in Charlotte and play hockey, or have a family member who plays, be sure to contact him!

Our life has changed dramatically in the past few years with the passing of our two goldendoodles, Vegas and Viva. We were lucky enough to have Vegas for five years (totally wish it was longer). Most recently, losing our Viva to a brain tumor in July of 2020. We welcomed our mini goldendoodle 7, almost seven years ago. We just added the amazing Hazel! Of course, I am always posting tons and tons of photos! Be sure to check out my recipe for Pet Bone Broth! This broth is super rich in nutrients and will provide your pet with a multitude of health benefits!

FOLLOW ME!

Be sure to follow me on social media! I’m always talking food, fashion, and family! I also love sharing some of my favorite Amazon Finds too. Click here to check out my Amazon page! FacebookInstagramTikTokTwitter and Pinterest! THANK YOU!

More to Plate...

A brown plate filled with Paccheri Pasta Alfredo garnished with parsley and crushed red pepper

Paccheri Pasta Alfredo

My Alfredo sauce is a rich and creamy white sauce, made with nutty Parmesan, tangy and spicy Pecorino Romano, a touch of

a creamy chicken broccoli pie baked and opened with a gold spoon to show the filling sitting on a piece of crumbled parchment paper

Creamy Chicken Broccoli Pie

It’s Fall, and I could not be more excited! So, when I was approached to enter a blogger recipe challenge for Wick’s

a ham and cheese breakfast pie sitting on a butterfly plate with brown eggs in the background

Ham and Cheese Breakfast Pies

Breakfast hand pies are the perfect way to start the day! Recently, I was approached to enter yet another exciting recipe challenge.

No comment yet, add your voice below!


Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.