Good food and drink play a starring role in the Darby Farr Mysteries. Try these recipes and put a little “mystery” in your kitchen!

Helen’s Killer Mojito

Named for the Mojito-guzzling golfer Helen Near in Killer Listing

Makes one
1 part rum
3 parts club soda
12 mint leaves
½ lime
½ part sugar

Place 12 mint leaves, ½ part sugar, and ½ lime in glass. Muddle well with a pestle. Add rum, top off with club soda, stir well and garnish with springs of mint or a lime wheel.

Elegant Lobster Crepes

Stands to reason Darby Farr would love these for brunch when they’re made with Maine’s favorite crustacean!

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.

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