The Easy Lobster Newberg Recipe

The Easy Lobster Newberg Recipe

Lobster is known to be a famous dish loved by many people, especially Lobster Newberg. The taste of this dish is so special that you can't feel it everywhere. This dish is also very easy to make so you can also apply the recipes to make at home. Below will be some introductory information as well as how to make Newberg lobster that you can learn more about. 

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What is Lobster Newberg?

Lobster Newberg lovers definitely consider this a top priority when it comes to seafood restaurants. However, few people know what is Lobster Newberg? Most people just think this is a lobster dish and take someone's name. Many people just think that this is a very old dish. There are also restaurants that claim to have created this dish and have it for a long time. But all is just a rumor like that, Lobster Newberg has a specific birth origin.

The history of this dish comes from the Delmonico restaurant in New York City. And a person named Wenberg - a person who does not work in the culinary industry. He was just a wealthy captain who, when he discovered this lobster recipe, shared it with Charles Delmonico, who was the restaurant manager at the time.

When Charles Delmonico heard Newberg's idea of ​​making lobster, he felt it was possible. He took the initiative to prepare the required ingredients and Newberg was the one who came up with the recipe to make this dish. In less than 1 hour, they finished this dish made from lobster.

Right from the beginning, when he finished the dish, he gave it to the customer to eat. The delicious taste of the sauce and the softness of the lobster meat blend together. When enjoying, everyone compliments the deliciousness. The chefs at the restaurant shared a taste and gave some suggestions.

This dish was later added to the restaurant's menu and became the main course. At that time, people named this dish Wenberg. Customers who come to this restaurant all order this dish and love it very much.

But the story does not stop there, this dish is more and more known, and the number of guests is increasing. When the dish became famous like that, Wenberg became a fallen, sinful person. The owner of the restaurant decided to remove this dish from the menu.

However, at that time, this dish was always called by many people, some people came to the restaurant just to eat it. So they decided to rename this dish Lobster Newberg (Lobster Newburg) and put it back on the menu. Here is the information so you can know what is Lobster Newberg?

What is difference between Lobster Newberg and Lobster Thermidor?

lobster newberg vs lobster thermidor

Lobster Newburg is related to Lobster Thermidor, they are so similar - seafood in cream sauce - so that they are often confused for each other. The difference is the sauce.

  • Thermidor sauce is thickened. It is often flavored with white wine and dry mustard. Sauteed lobster is stuffed back into the lobster shell.
  • Newburg sauce is made from cream and egg yolks, not thickened and therefore slightly lighter. It is often flavored with sherry instead of white wine.

Newberg lobster ingredients

Or prepare all the ingredients to be able to complete the dish in the most perfect way:

  • 2 lobsters
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons cognac or sherry *
  • 1 cup condensed cream**
  • 3 chicken eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Pinch of freshly ground nutmeg***
  • A pinch of cayenne pepper***

what is lobster newberg

Recipe notes :

  • Servings: 4 servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Total time: 30 mins


* Traditionally, people often choose sherry, if you like, you can also choose cognac for a different taste.

**Buy enough thick cream to smooth the mixture if the flavor is too strong or if you add too much nutmeg or cayenne pepper. 

***Just add a little nutmeg and cayenne pepper at first, then add more.

How to make Lobster Newberg?

Below will be the Lobster Newberg recipe that you can apply to make the Lobster Newberg dish.

Step 1: Drop the previously cooked lobster into a bowl of cold water and soak for 10 minutes to cool down.

Step 2: Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat and wait for the butter to separate from the fat. Put the cleaned butter in another pan and heat it.

Step 3: While the butter is heating, add the lobster meat. Keep cooking like that for 2 minutes and you will see it is golden.

Step 4: Turn off the stove for a few minutes to add the wine. After adding, continue to turn on the heat and cook for another 1 minute.

Step 5: Take the prepared fat cream and add it to the lobster meat and simmer it.

Step 6: Add egg yolks to the mixture in step 4, stir well and add seasoning salt to taste. Add the prepared nutmeg and cayenne pepper.

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Nutrition Facts Of Lobster Newberg

Lobster Newberg provides: 

  • 320 calories
  • 79.2 grams of water
  • 17.9 grams of protein 
  • 0.9 grams of fat
  • 0.9 grams of common sugar
  •  1.4 grams of ash fiber
  • 79 mg of calcium
  • 0.08 mg of vitamin B2, 2.3 mg of vitamin PP

In particular, lobster also has an ideal high protein content compared to other foods. Besides, it is rich in healthy nutrition, high in protein and low in fat and carbohydrates. The fat in lobster is not saturated. The calories in lobster come from protein, so it is very versatile to use with many diets and ages. 

Omega 3 in lobster meat is proven to inhibit and reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Although this dish cannot be rich in Omega 3 like salmon, it is enough to meet our needs. Thus, the nutrition of lobster is extremely diverse, suitable for all ages.

Lobster Newberg is also a fresh and delicious dish, bringing many flavors for people to enjoy. You can also learn the above recipes to apply to make nutritious dishes for your family. Above is the information shared about Lobster Newberg that you should know. Hopefully through that you will have more understanding of Lobster Newberg.

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