Dining At The Parks: Lobster Stew From The Jordan Pond House At Acadia National Park

Views of Jordan Pond from the Jordan Pond House. Kurt Repanshek photo.

One of the favorite meals at the Jordan Pond House at Acadia National Park is a bowl of thick, rich lobster stew. Here, courtesy of The Acadia Corp., is how you can work on this delicious dish at home (views of Jordan Pond not included).

Jordan Pond Lobster Stew

3 cups – whole milk

1 cup – light cream

3 tablespoons butter

1 cup – Fresh picked lobster meat

Paprika

White Pepper

Salt Cooking Sherry

1 tablespoon - Lobster or Seafood Base

Melt butter over low heat, add lobster meat, paprika, and soup base (if available) and lightly sauté for about ten minutes. Scald the milk and cream and add to the lobster mixture. Hold in a double boiler for service or chill under refrigeration overnight to allow the flavors to meld and gently reheat for service the next day.

Approximate yield – 4 servings