Lobster Salad with Watercress

A very special summer salad, ideal for outdoor dining.

Recipe courtesy of "The Illustrated Kitchen Bible: 1,000 Family Recipes from Around the World" by Victoria Blashford-Snell, copyright 2008. Used by permission of Dorling Kindersley Limited. All rights reserved.

Lobster Salad with Watercress

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    1 large egg 1/2 red onion, very thinly sliced
    1 large egg yolk 1 tsp red wine vinegar
    2 tsp Dijon mustard 4 cooked lobster tails
    zest and juice of 1 lemon 1 large bunch of watercress, tough stalks removed
    1 3/4 cups vegetable oil 1/2 fennel bulb, very thinly sliced
    3 tbsp chopped dill and/or chives 8 sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and chopped
    salt and freshly ground black pepper chervil, dill, or chives, to garnish


    Prep: 20 min Total: 30 min (Quick)
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    • 1

      To make the dressing, combine the egg, egg yolk, mustard, and lemon zest and juice in a food processor. Slowly add the oil. Add the dill and season. Transfer to a bowl, cover, and refrigerate.

    • 2

      Combine the red onion and vinegar in a bowl. Let stand for 10 minutes. Drain well.

    • 3

      Remove the lobster meat from the shell, and chop it in large chunks.

    • 4

      Divide the watercress among 4 plates, and add the fennel, onion, tomatoes, and lobster; drizzle with the dressing. Serve with more dressing served on the side.

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