Lobster Cocktail

Total Time:
26 min
20 min
6 min

4 servings

  • 1 cup creme fraiche
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated fresh lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated fresh lime zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon fresh orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh tarragon leaves
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 English cucumber
  • 2 Belgian endives
  • 1 1/2 pounds cooked lobster meat (from about 3 (1 1/2-pound) lobsters)
  • Garnish: mesclun and fresh chives
  • In a bowl stir together creme fraiche, zests, juices, tarragon, and salt and pepper, to taste. Chill sauce, covered, 1 hour to blend flavors.

  • Cut 3 inches of cucumber crosswise into very thin slices and reserve. Reserve 8 endive leaves for garnish and cut remaining cucumber and endive into 2-inch long matchsticks.

  • Just before serving, coarsely chop lobster and in another bowl stir together with 3/4 cup sauce. Stir matchstick vegetables into remaining sauce.

  • Line 4 Martini glasses with reserved cucumber slices. Divide matchstick vegetable mixture among glasses and top with lobster salad. Cut reserved endive lengthwise into 1/4-inch thick strips. Garnish salad with endive, mesclun, and chives.

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