Thursday, August 4, 2011

Special Occasion Lobster Salad

 Brooke takes her traditional lobster salad for her lobster roll adds a few more ingredients to make it really stand out. I love the added fresh tarragon and the texture from the crunchy celery and green onions. Brooke serves this salad with snow peas and radishes.

Special Occasion Lobster Salad
recipe by Brooke Dojny for Dishing Up Maine
serves 4
2/3 mayonnaise
3 tablespoons fresh tarragon
1 tablespoon grainy Dijon mustard 
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3 1/2 cups diced cooked lobster meat (about 1 pound)
2/3 cup minced celery (about 1 medium rib)
4 thinly sliced scallions
salt and pepper
bibb lettuce leaves
1 cup trimmed and blanched snow peas
4 radishes, thinly sliced

To make the dressing, whisk together the mayonnaise, tarragon, mustard, lemon zest, lemon juice, and cayenne in a small bowl.

To make the salad, toss together the lobster, celery, and scallions. Add most of the dressing and stir gently but thoroughly to mix. The salad can be made up to 4 hours ahead and refrigerated, covered.

To serve, stir the salad, adding more dressing if necessary, and season with the salt and pepper to taste. Serve on top of bibb lettuce leaves, and arrange snow peas and radishes along the edge.


Susan said...

Aabsolutely beautiful, Sabrina!

Sandra Batista said...

Ficou com muitoooo bom aspeto esta saladinha, adorei!

Cassie @ Bake Your Day said...

Oh my goodness, those huge chunks of lobster have me swooning! I would love to try this!

Beloved Green said...

Wow, this looks mouthwatering good. I wish we had more fresh lobster here in the mid-west.

Charissa said...

Oh my! Looks so good ! I love lobster and you`re right! It is a special occasion thing!

Buzzed ya!

Barefeet In The Kitchen said...

This looks so good! I wish I had that ingredient list already in the house to make that NOW.

Sue/the view from great island said...

This is like one of those foodporn images! Too good.

Sue/the view from great island said...

This is just too beautiful for words.

The Café Sucré Farine said...

Love your combination of ingredients, it sounds delish!

The Baking Gypsy said...

I absolutely love seafood salad and this sounds really delicious!

Your blog is looking fabulous, Sabrina!

Happy Cooking,

Lindselicious said...

Wow could those lobster chunks be any bigger? Those look crazy delish. I'm craving a lobster roll now. LOL

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

A seriously good looking salad - lovely meaty chunks of lobster and the flavors sound delicious!

Erin said...

So pretty! You didn't skimp on the lobster there - that is a serious salad!

kita said...

What a delicious sounding lobster salad! I wish I had an occasion to merit it!

Laurie @simplyscratch said...

Um heck yeah!! This looks and sounds amazing!! Love lobster!!

Elyse @The Cultural Dish said...

This is definitely a keeper! Your photos look so appetizing! Mmmmm


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