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Lobster Cobb Salad

July 7, 2007

This is based off of an Ina Garten recipe that I saw her do on her show a few months ago.  It stuck in my head as the perfect Saturday lunch with the girls.  Unfortunately, my Saturdays have been crazy so instead it became a Friday dinner.  We grilled the lobster which was fine, but I think next time I would simmer the lobster in their shells and then do an ice bath after.  I love lobster, but it’s best when perfectly cooked. 

Lobster Cobb Salad
adapted from Ina Garten
Serves 2

For the vinaigrette:
1 1/2 T Dijon mustard
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons)
5 T. good olive oil
3/4 t. kosher salt
1/2 t. ground black pepper

For the salad:
1 ripe Haas avocado
1 lemon, juiced
Mixed greens – about three cups
1 1/2 pounds cooked lobster meat, cut in 3/4 inch dice
1/2 pint cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1 t. kosher salt
1/2 t. freshly ground black pepper
1/4 pound lean bacon, fried and crumbled
1/2 cup crumbed blue cheese

For the vinaigrette, whisk together the mustard, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper in small bowl.

For the salad, cut the avocados in half, remove the seed, and peel. Cut into 3/4 inch dice. Toss the avocados and cherry tomatoes with the lemon juice. Add the mixed greens and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss with the vinagrette. Mound the salad on the plate and add the lobster, blue cheese, and bacon on top in stripes.