Friday, June 25, 2010

Chef Chuck's Lobster Salad


Insalata di Aragosta



Lobster salad is a refreshing summer recipe, using all your garden vegetables and served with a lemon honey vinaigrette. A wonderful lobster treat for your next garden party, serve salad in a hollowed out lobster shell.


Lobster Salad
2 lobster tails
2 cups vegetable broth
1/2 lemon, sliced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 celery stalk, thinly sliced
1 baby zucchini, thinly sliced
1 small onion, thinly sliced
red roasted pepper, diced
a few pea leaves
a few black olives, sliced thin


Vinaigrette
5 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon fresh parsley
salt and pepper to taste


Using a sharp knife cut down the middle of the soft bottom, remove lobster. Steam lobster for 7 minutes in a pot using the vegetable broth, lemon slices and garlic. Slice celery, zucchini, onions, and red roasted peppers and place in bowl. When lobster is cooled, cut into chunks, and add to bowl. Toss in pea leaves and black olives. For Vinaigrette combine all ingredients in blender then pour over lobster salad. Arrange inside empty lobster shells. Serves 2.


12 comments:

  1. Where do you find pea leaves, Chuck? Looks like a great salad for company.

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  2. Hi Joe, Pea leaves are hard to come by unless you are growing peas in the garden! I use them because they are so tender and adds color. You could use any tender leaf of your choice, maybe baby spinach leafs perhaps.
    Joe I sent you a couple heads of garlic, Enjoy :)
    Thank you.

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  3. Hello Chuck!! What a divine lobster salad this surely is!!

    Very lovely & tasty summers food!

    Many greetings from sunny Brussels!

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  4. Hi Sophie! We must live the divine life as much as we can!! Flavors were right in this salad!
    Sunny greeting from Arizona:)

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  5. love this chuck. lobster salad around where i live can get fairly boring fast. i have yet to try it with a vinigrette.

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  6. Hello vanillasugar, The vinaigrette was light, yet well needed for that flavorful coating!
    Thank you :)

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  7. Love the recipe and the presentation. And now another reason to grow peas.

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  8. I just love italian recepies.I got to know of one more of it.Really delicious

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  9. Hello casalba, Hope all is well. See that, this recipe brings out the gardener in you!! Enjoy :)
    Thank you.

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  10. Chef Chuck, I love your blog! I was visiting Joe's blog and he has a link to your. Your recipes and videos are fantastic! I will be checking your blog regularly.

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  11. Hello Linda, So glad you enjoy!! Thank you so much:)

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