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Lobster Salad Victorian

Yankee Plus Dec 2015


Lobster Salad Victorian
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This salad is a surprise because the butter sauce is served warm. --The Victorian, Whitinsville, Massachusetts

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  • 5 bay leaves
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3 two-pound lobsters (about 1-1/2 cups of meat)
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 1 tablespoon fennel seed, crushed
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons tarragon leaves
  • 1/2 pound butter, softened at room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon saffron threads
  • Avocado and mushrooms for garnish


To a deep kettle of rapidly boiling water add bay leaves and lemon juice. Plunge lobsters head first into boiling water. Bring back to boiling and cook 10 minutes. Remove from water, let cool, and remove meat from claws and tail. Discard body and shells. Cut meat into bite-sized chunks.

Place brandy, fennel seed, and 1 tablespoon of the tarragon in saucepan. Bring to boil and flambé until flame goes out. Remove from heat. Strain into softened butter. Discard solids. Add remaining tarragon and saffron. Place back on stove and boil briefly. Mound lobster meat on bed of shredded lettuce. Garnish with avocados and mushrooms. Pour butter sauce over dish and serve at once.
Updated Thursday, July 31st, 2008

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