Chocolate Lobster Taco - Signature Taco

Total Time:
1 hr
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
40 min

Yield:
4 servings (2 tacos per person)
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 3 slices applewood smoked bacon
  • 1 -ounce (71 percent cacao) bittersweet chocolate
  • 1 Australian lobster tail
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Salt
  • 1/2 jicama, sliced
  • 5 spring onions
  • 1 poblano pepper
  • 8 small flour tortillas
  • 1/2 ear white corn
  • Olive oil
  • 1 canned chipotle pepper
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons chipotle sauce (from can)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mexican smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt
Directions
Chipotle grilled corn creme:

Cook bacon in a small skillet on medium heat until very crispy. Remove from pan and pat dry with a paper towel. Heat the chocolate in a double boiler or in a microwave until just melted. Dip bacon into the chocolate and let dry on waxed paper. Once dry, break into small bite-sized bits.

Split the lobster tail in half and brush with olive oil and salt. Grill for 8 to 10 minutes and transfer to a cutting board. Pull the flesh from shell, chop into bite-sized chunks and add to a medium bowl.

Peel and thinly slice jicama. Brush with olive oil and salt and grill about 2 minutes or until grill marks appear. Transfer to a cutting board and cut into thin strips.

Trim ends of spring onions. Brush with olive oil and salt and grill for 3 to 4 minutes Transfer to a cutting board and chop.

Grill the poblano for 5 to 7 minutes or until almost soft. Do not burn. Remove to a cutting board, peel and chop into bite-sized pieces.

Chipotle grilled corn creme:

Peel corn and brush with olive oil. Grill until browned on all sides, turning occasionally, about 7 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat to a cutting board and allow to cool. When cool enough to handle, slice off the kernels with a knife.

In a food processor, add the chipotle peppers and sauce, the grilled corn, sour cream, buttermilk, smoked paprika, sugar, and salt, to taste and pulse until smooth.

Warm the flour tortillas on a pan or on the grill about 1 minute on each side.

Layer each tortilla with lobster, jicama, green onion, poblano pepper, chipotle grilled corn creme, and chocolate bacon. Serve on a platter or individual plates and enjoy!

A viewer, who may not be a professional cook, provided this recipe. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe and therefore, we cannot make representation as to the results.


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