Truffles Creole Lobster Boil

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LADUE, MO (KTVI) – Chef Brandon Benack, from Truffles in Ladue, shows Tim how to reign in the last days of summer with a Creole lobster boil.

Benack picked up traditional crawfish boil recipes during his time in New Orleans, training with Emeril Ligasse, where they are a mainstay for bringing the community together. His lobster boil recipe combines these traditional crawfish boils to create a lively twist on tradition.

Creole Lobster Boil

8 celery ribs
2 large carrots
2 oranges
4 lemons
2 medium yellow onions
3 whole garlic cloves
1 bunch fresh thyme
4 bay leaves
2 tablespoon whole black pepper
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon liquid crab boil
1 teaspoon lemon oil
1 cup kosher salt
2 gallons water

Halve garlic cloves, lemons and oranges. Peel and rough chop carrots and onions. Clean celery and remove stems and leaves.

Pour water into a large pot and add all ingredients.

Bring to a simmer.

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