Monday 31 July 2023

Lobster salad


Lobster salad with kumquat drizzle

Fresh seafood is delicious by nature. It needs little to dress it up or enhance its flavour. In my opinion, adding fresh seasonal vegetables and fruit completes a good lobster salad. The texture and colours appeal to the palate and make the fresh lobster the star of the show. Hints of a bitter marmalade, especially when made with kumquats, peppery radish, tart grapefruit, and fresh courgette, balance very well.
This recipe was created by myself for Le Bon Magot several years ago for their kumquat conserve.

Serves 4

4 small (1.5 lb each)  lobsters that are steamed, cleaned, and the tail left whole, while the claws are in chunks.

8 tsp olive oil
4 pinches of salt
4 tsp kumquat conserve or a bitter marmalade
4 tsp white balsamic vinegar
4 tbsp sweet white muscato wine
Ribbons from 2 small baby courgettes or zucchini
2 cupfuls of microgreens
1 ruby-red grapefruit, cleaned
4 red radishes in thin, slim pieces
To assemble

On four plates, evenly divide the vinaigrette.
Place the ribbons of courgettes,and place all the cut pieces of lobster. Top with the microgreens. Place the whole lobster tail. Sprinkle with the radish, and place the grapefruit around. Serve with salt and pepper.

Photo courtesy Niloufer Mavalvala


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