Aug 3, 2014

Chilled Lobster Salad with Sweet Summer Corn and Tomatoes



The perfect light summer salad, made with sweet summer corn, grape tomatoes, garden herbs and chilled steamed lobster. Serve this for two as a main dish salad or for four as a first course as pictured here.


I revived this one from the archives since this is the perfect time of year to make it. August is a great time to buy lobster here on Long Island, I can usually get great specials from my local Lobster farm. And the best part about buying my lobster from a lobster farm is that they also steam it for me at no extra cost. It's not that I can't cook my own lobster, it's just that if given the choice, I'd rather not. If you don't have that luxury, here is a great video from Fine Cooking that shows you how to do it.


Swap It Tip: If you don't live near the coast and don't have access to live lobster, you could use lump crab meat, cooked shrimp or even imitation crab instead. 



Chilled Lobster Salad with Sweet Summer Corn and Tomatoes
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 2 as main course • Size: 1/2 of recipe • Old Points: 7 pts • Points+: 9 pts
Calories: 349 • Fat: 10.4 g • Protein: 39 g • Carb: 25.5 g • Fiber: 3.7 g • Sugar: 3.5 g
Sodium: 668 mg (without salt)


Ingredients:

  • 2 medium ears of corn
  • 12 oz cooked, chilled lobster meat (yield from 2 – 1-1/2 lb lobsters)
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 1 tbsp chopped chives
  • juice of 1 large lemon
  • 4 tsp olive oil
  • salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
  • 8 Boston lettuce leaves, rinsed and dried

Directions:

Cook corn in boiling water for about 4-5 minutes; set aside to cool. Cut kernels of the husk and place in a large bowl.


Chop chilled lobster meat from tails and claws into large bite sized chunks; add to the bowl. Add tomatoes, chives, lemon juice, olive oil, and salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste; toss to combine,

Place lettuce leaves on two plates. Top each plate with lobster salad and enjoy!

46 comments :

  1. WOW GINA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You never cease to AMAZE ME!!!

    Diane

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  2. Thanks Diane, this was so good :)

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  3. Oh Gina - this looks SO good!! Really makes me miss my days in Rhode Island.

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    1. Michelle, The seafood is our biggest and best memory of Rhode Island.

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    2. I used to buy the lobster off the lobster boats in Wickford. Bought the culls because of more meat. So good. Also, miss digging clams.

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  4. Oh my gosh, this looks so good my mouth is watering! :P

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  5. Yum!! Here's one reason for me to have coast envy. Lobster is expensive here on the West Coast, but I love the idea of substituting crab or shrimp. Or, maybe I'll just splurge and buy some lobster. This looks amazing!!

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  6. I love crab just as much as lobster, so I think it would be just as good.

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  7. Well... so far, just about every single thing I've made from your site has been beyond fantastic. This one looks fabulous and is on my to-do list... Pinning it now! YUM
    www.StyleTherapyTX.blogspot.com

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  8. This looks delightful! Do you think fresh mint would be a good sub for the chives? I have a bunch of it growing and not sure what to do with it.

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    1. I think it might! Or tarragon would be nice.

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  9. I love lobster and being in New England makes it so easy to get. What a great recipe!

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  10. Yum. I will have to make this! I'm in Colorado so...we'll see what my store is offering. I miss the coast.

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  11. Thanks so much you have the best recipes. I keep hearing about how cheap lobster is right now on the east coast. Here in NC I keep hoping those prices will filter down here so I can enjoy some of the great lobster recipes I keep finding. In the meantime I may have to try this with shrimp or imitation crab.

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  12. Lobster with corn and tomatoes is a combination I LOVE (I used it in a risotto recently), and it just says "summer in New England" to me all over!

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  13. I'm going to try this with shrimp - hubby isn't a lobster fan - I may also add a little orso for a little more body and texture. Thanks for sharing this

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  14. What a great recipe!! I love corn and tomatoes together and throwing in Lobster! Yummy!!!!!!!

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  15. Hi Gina,
    I have been following your blog for a while and have been making the weekly menu plan 100% from your recipes. Everything turned out delicious! Thank you for your hard work and for helping me and my husband eat healthier. We are not on WW, just want to watch what we eat and have healthy tasty food on the table.
    One request, if possible...I have been craving for pizza lately, just can't see myself eating the delivery greasy stuff. Do you have any lighter pizza recipes, maybe with whole grain dough? I have searched your website, only saw the lavash and matzo, I'm looking something closer to the real thing with a calorie count.
    Thank you!

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  16. Oh you are making me miss New England! The only thing I don't like about living in the midwest - no good seafood! My cousin has a lobster boat and you talk about fresh - oh my were they ever good. I might have to look for plane tickets and plan a trip "home"!!

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  17. Another winner! Happened to have 2 ears of corn, 227g pkg of imitation crab in the freezer. Got cherry tomatoes at the farmers market. Added a small slice of Vidalia onion, finely chopped, 4 mushrooms, halved and sliced and some fresh basil. Hubby called it a keeper so will surely make it again.
    Thanks for posting.

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  18. This looks lovely! My husband would loooove the lobster and especially that this is so light and fresh.

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  19. I'd like to have this for lunch today, but sadly we do not have good, cheap fresh lobster here in San Diego. Looks like I'll have to come back to the East Coast!

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  20. LOVE your recipes, but come on..."Maybe you're single and date night means curling up with your cat?" That was a little obnoxious. I know from all of the "hubbies" referenced in the comments that many of your readers are wives, but those of us that are not married aren't by default just sadly snuggling a feline every Friday night. :)

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    1. LOL, trust me, my single friends sure are NOT home snuggling with their cats either!

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  21. I made this recipe last night for our dinner. I used cooked shrimp in place of the lobster. I did not have any chives so I used a bit of diced up green onion tops. It was so refreshing on a summer evening. My husband and I both enjoyed it.
    Thank you for sharing.

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  22. That looks great! I haven't had lobster in forever :)

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  23. Wow, these looks rather refreshing. I haven't eaten lobster in for ever!!

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  24. I live in farm country and love it when corn is ready in the markets. Fresh corn and lobster - sounds fantastic!

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  25. Lobster!! Yum!!This sounds wonderful!! I have to comment on the "curling up with cat". My sister is single by choice and some nights, she stays home with the cat!! She has said several times, your cat will never call you fat, dumb,lazy or criticize choices you make. Your cat will never get mad if you spend too much shopping or shop later than you originally planned. Unconditional love!!! (Just keep the food bowl full).

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  26. I just made this and it is delicious! I subbed the lobster with shrimp and added cilantro. I will make this again!

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  27. This looks and sounds amazing! Super refreshing for the summer!

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  28. Good morning, I featured this recipe on my blog today for my weekly seafood round-up. It looks great, thanks for allowing me to share! Here is the link: http://carriesexperimentalkitchen.blogspot.com/2012/08/week-30-seafood-frenzy-friday.html

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  29. all of your foods and recipes tips are awesome keep going on...

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  30. Another delicious recipe, thanks! I have been using recipes from your site for months and I almost always get asked for the recipe! My husband doesn't like cold salads so I put his bowl in the microwave for 2 minutes and he said it was really good that way. I didn't have a lemon so I used the juice of 1 lime instead, and it tasted great!

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  31. Oh my goodness! This looks delish! So gonna try this recipe this weekend!

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  32. This salad has my name on it! I have shrimp instead of lobster, so that will have to work, right? Just gorgeous!

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  33. Looks so light and refreshing! Can't wait to try this as a side dish or a light lunch!

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  34. I saved this recipe in my favourites over a year ago and just made it tonight. I live in Atlantic Canada, so the lobster is plenty and very inexpensive right now. Even though the corn was imported, this was quite possibly the best tasting food I've ever enjoyed. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  35. Hi Gina! Just came across this... If I was to prepare this in advance (10 hours, or even the night before), would you suggest I mix everything but the oil and lemon and add those just before serving? Thanks - all your recipes are fabulous!

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    1. Sure, I would toss it just before serving

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  36. Okay Gina I came across your site. Your recipes look great! My problem is I am allergic to tomatoes. Do you think I can substitute cucumbers for the tomatoes, if not then what

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  37. “…no one is born a great cook, one learns by doing.”
    http://www.tasteofrecipe.com/index.php

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  38. My mouth is watering. This recipe is so simple yet looks and sounds amazing. Thank you for all that you do to provide your loyal followers with such wholesome and nutritious recipes!

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  39. This looks so good I keep staring at it hoping it'll materialize.

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