Monday, May 18, 2009

Lobster Chinois Salad

This recipe is from Chef Benjamin Cadmus who is the Executive Chef for the United States Senate. His recipes can be sampled at the weekly Chef’s Table every Wednesday afternoon in the cafeteria of the Dirksen Senate Office Building. Stop by to say hello and try one of his unique dishes.

6-8 Lobster Tails
Zest of 3 Lemons
8 Ounces, Olive Oil
3 Ounces, Cajun Seasoning
6-8 Teaspoons Butter
Salt & Pepper to taste

Begin by cutting the lobster tails in half down the middle, but not ensuring to not cut all the way through, keeping the tail as one piece. Then fold each tail open so that the flesh is exposed. Season with olive oil, lemon zest, Cajun seasoning, salt, and pepper. Then grill flesh side down, cross hatching the flesh. Turn over and lower the heat, adding a teaspoon of butter to each lobster.

1 Head Napa Cabbage, julienne
1 Head Romaine Lettuce, julienne
2 Cucumbers, julienne
2 Red Peppers, julienne
2 Carrots, fine cut with a mandoline
1 Bunch Scallions, cut fine on a bias, leaving 1/4 on each side

Combine all salad items in a bowl and reserve.

Honey Mustard Dressing (about 1 1/2 cups)
2 Tablespoons Pommery Mustard
2/3 Cup, Low-Fat Mayonnaise
1/4 Cup Honey
2 Tablespoons Dijon Mustard
2 Tablespoons White Vinegar
1/2 Cup, Toasted Sesame Seeds
1/4 Cup Chopped Parsley
1 Pinch Salt & Pepper

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix well. Add dressing to the bowl with the salad items and add the lobster tails to the top of the salad.

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