Oh. My. Gosh. This is easily the richest, most decadent Lobster Pie that you will ever have, and a family favorite! Succulent chunks of fresh lobster are baked up in a rich cream sauce and topped with a perfectly seasoned buttery crumb topping into a lobster gratin - a rich and luxurious dish that is perfect on a summer night or for a special occasion.
For reference, a half-pound lobster tail will yield about 1/2 cup of lobster meat.
You can make this several hours before you plan to serve, and simply pop it in the oven right before serving.
You'll need to decide whether you are serving this as an appetizer or a main dish - it is so rich that most of the time, everyone is filled up with just an appetizer-sized portion, especially if you are serving this with a fresh Fanny Baer Shrimp & Avocado Ranch Salad and some warm fresh bread! You can bake this up in 8 small ramekins, 4 small gratin dishes, or a single casserole - depending on how you would like to serve.
The perfectly seasoned cracker crust (hello - can you go wrong when you start with Ritz Crackers?) goes upscale with the addition of smoked paprika and fresh parmesan cheese - it is the perfect topping! I usually put a tablespoon of the topping on the BOTTOM of each ramekin as well - just to keep things interesting! (And especially important if you have someone hanging around that will SNITCH the topping off of yours when you aren't looking!)
If you want to change things up, you can also serve this over puff pastry.
Hope that you love this as much as we do!