Amanda’s Lobster Thermidor from “The Sims”

Sims is Merideth and I’s guilty pleasure. Lobster thermidor is the top difficulty recipe in the game, and I was a little worried I didn’t have the “cooking skill.” Turns out, I was just playing the game too much- in real life, this was quick and delicious! The lobster had a great texture and taste – more savory (and less fishy) than lobster on its own. Yum! I made this for myself, but it would definitely make a good date night dish.


  • 2 lobster tails
  • 4 tbs butter
  • 2 shallots, finely diced
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 tbs flour
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar or gruyere cheese
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 Italian bread crumbs
  • 2tbs fresh parsley, chopped, or 1tbs dried parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Steam the lobster tails over several inches of boiling water (I use a collander as a steam basket). Cover and steam until fully cooked, about 7-8 minutes.
  3. Remove meat from lobster tails (it will be hot! allow to cool as necessary) and chop.
  4. Melt butter in a saucepan. Add garlic and shallots.
  5. Add chopped lobster meat and paprika and stir until coated and warmed through. Set aside.
  6. Deglaze pan with white wine. Add milk, cheese, and lemon juice and heat.
  7. Mix with lobster meat and add back into lobster shells. Bake for 3-5 minutes or until heated. Enjoy!


Wine Pairings: I used chardonnay for this recipe, which then made a great pairing with the lobster. For a less rich wine to pair with the buttery lobster, try a Marsanne.

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