Buttery, lemony lobster is a perfect match for the broad, ridged mafaldine pasta shape, which absorbs all of the dish’s garlicky goodness. Don’t skip the shaved gouda, which completes the experience with an extra dimension of flavour and texture.
Cook the pasta and place in a bowl, and add 1 oz. lemon butter sauce and toss to cover the pasta.
Place the lobster bisque in the bottom of the plate then top with the pasta.
In a pan, heat some butter and heat the lobster meat in it; add the cooked asparagus tips in the end to ensure they are hot.
Add the lemon butter sauce in the end and toss to cover.
Place on top of the pasta. Garnish with cherry tomatoes, chives and micro sprouts. Shave the Nettle Goat Gouda on top and drizzle with green garlic puree and serve.
In a large heavy bottomed pot, melt the butter, and add the lobster shells.
Sweat the shells over medium heat for 20 minutes, ensuring nothing sticks to the bottom.
Add the vegetables and continue to sweat for 20 minutes.
Add the tomato paste and cook for 5 minutes.
Add enough flour to absorb the fat in the pot and cook for 3 minutes.
Add the wine and deglaze the pan.
Add the tomatoes with their juice.
Add the chicken stock and bring to a boil.
Reduce the heat and simmer.
Add the saffron and herbs, and cook for 30 minutes or until the bisque is reduced by a third.
Remove the soup from the heat and strain.
Season with salt and white pepper (a touch of cayenne may be required at this point). Reserve for service.
Finish in service
At the point of service, bring the lobster bisque to a boil and whisk 1 oz. of cold whipped butter in.
As soon as the butter has been incorporated, add the whipped cream, then add the chopped tarragon and whisk to incorporate.
Lemon butter sauce
Place the white wine, lemon juice, peppercorns, bay leaves, shallots and sliced onions in a large sauce pot.
Bring the wine to a boil and reduce until only 3 oz. of liquid remains.
Slowly whisk in the cold butter over medium heat until all the butter has been incorporated.
Strain the beurre blanc through a fine mesh strainer.
Season with kosher salt.