Recipe courtesy of Ann Marie Lemcke and Greg Ziegenfuss

Sugar Plum Lobster Martini

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 55 min
  • Prep: 40 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 75 servings
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1 cup canola oil plus 1/4 cup

10 pounds slipper lobster tails, large dice

15 ripe plums, large dice

3/4 cup finely diced jalapeno

1 cup medium diced red pepper

1/4 cup minced garlic

1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce plus 1 cup

15 limes, zested and juiced

1 cup toasted sesame oil

75 sprigs fresh cilantro, leaves chopped

150 leaves Belgium endive

2 pounds watercress


  1. In 2 large heavy saute pans heat 2 tablespoons canola oil to almost smoking. To each pan, add half the lobster and plums, toss to evenly caramelize. Add half jalapenos, diced red pepper and garlic. Toss to aroma. Remove from heat and deglaze each pan with 1/4 cup low-sodium soy. Meanwhile, in a large stainless steel mixing bowl combine the zest of 15 limes, juice of 15 limes, 1 cup toasted sesame oil, 1 cup canola oil, 1 cup chopped cilantro. Add lobster and plum mixture and cool. To assemble: Pack 2 Belgium endive leaves with 1-ounce watercress leaves and 2 ounces lobster mixture. Garnish with a sprig of cilantro.