Sunday, September 5, 2010

Welcome Guest Blogger Vicki Doudera!

Darby Farr’s Favorite Brunch by Vicki Doudera

Vicki D I live on the coast of Maine, so it is only natural that when Riley asked me to be a guest blogger, my thoughts turned toward my state’s most famous crustacean.

House to Die For These crepes are favored by the heroine of my mystery series, Darby Farr, a red-hot real estate agent who was raised on Hurricane Harbor, an island in Maine. The first book, A HOUSE TO DIE FOR, was published in April of 2010 by Midnight Ink, and the second, KILLER LISTING, comes out in 2011. Visit my website, for more information.





Elegant Lobster Crepes



12 crepes (use your favorite recipe)

1 lb. cooked lobster meat (crab can be substituted)

5 Tbs. butter

5 Tbs. flour

2 cups milk

½ tsp. salt

1/8 tsp. white pepper

1 1/3 cups grated Gruyere cheese

½ lb. small Maine shrimp, cooked

1 cup grated Cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter in saucepan over low heat and whisk in flour. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly. Cook and stir over medium heat until sauce thickens. Add salt and white pepper and remove from heat.

Reserve one half of sauce. To remaining sauce, stir in lobster and Gruyere. Place 4 tablespoons of lobster mixture on each crepe and roll. Arrange on a buttered 9 by 13 inch baking dish, rolled edge down.

To reserved cup of sauce, add cooked shrimp and Cheddar cheese, and warm until cheese just melts. Pour over middle of crepes. Bake for 25 minutes or until hot and bubbling.

Makes 12 lobster crepes.


  1. This sounds delicious and not to difficult to prepare. Always enjoy meeting a 'new to me' author. Your books sound intriguing. Wishing you much success.

    Thoughts in Progress

  2. Dear Mason,
    thanks for the kind words. I'm working on book number 3 right now and having lots of fun. Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend.

  3. Welcome Vicki glad to meet a new author to me as well. You books do sound good will add them to my TBR list. This recipe does sound really easy to make and sounds delicious thank you for sharing this with us today and glad you came by.

  4. You are welcome, Babs! hope that wherever you are, you have access to Maine lobster and that it isn't too expensive :)

  5. I so envy you all that lobster! Yum. This recipe sounds wonderful. I'll have to try it with crab.

    Thanks for joining us today, Vicki!

    ~ Krista

  6. Vicki, thanks so much for guesting today! Maine is such a gorgeous place that I think it would be hard to get much writing done! And the lobsters make me think I want to change my Labor Day menu around a little bit tomorrow. :)

  7. Vicki - Welcome to our *virtual* kitchen! I just love the idea of a savory crepe dinner. As it happens, a little crepe bistro just opened near us in Queens (NYC) and my husband and I popped in last week for a light meal. It was delicious and now I have this wonderful recipe to give it a go at home. Thank you! And congrats on the launch of your Darby Farr mystery series. I love the idea of a coastal Maine setting, and I'm adding it to my TBR list today. :)

    ~ Cleo
    Cleo Coyle on Twitter

  8. Vicki,

    Thanks for stopping by the kitchen. What a marvelous recipe (I'm from CT and miss lobster in all forms SO much) and what a wonderful series of books!