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Lobster and Roasted Pepper Salad

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Recipe

Insalata di Aragosta con Peperoni Arrostiti

The sweet richness of the lobster and the pungent, smoky flavor of the peppers, so vibrantly and deeply colored in contrast to the creamy white, pink-tinged lobster meat make an astonishingly good combination. There is no need for salt, garlic, or onion. The natural intensity of both the lobster and the peppers is more than sufficient; another bold element would only be an intrusion. But a touch of sweet fresh basil marries the flavors in a lovely way.

Yield: For 3 or 4 people

Ingredients

  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 2 live lobsters (1-1/4 to 1-½ pounds each)
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 12 fresh basil leaves, tom into pieces

Directions

1. Roast the , then peel and seed them as directed. Cut them into strips about 1 1/2 inch wide and 2 inches long and set aside.

2. While the peppers are roasting, pour water to a depth of 1-inch in the bottom of a steamer pan with a tight-fitting lid and bring to a boil. Place the live lobsters in the steamer insert and cover the steamer. Close any vent holes on the lid. Cook over medium heat until the lobsters turn bright red, 12 to 15 minutes.

3. Remove the lobsters from the pot and, when they are cool enough to handle, remove the tail and claw meat from the shells. Remove the intestinal vein that runs down the center of each tail. Cut the lobster meat into bite-sized pieces.

4. In an attractive serving bowl, combine the lobster meat with the pepper strips. Drizzle with olive oil to taste and then the lemon juice. Sprinkle with the basil. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Notes

peppersAHEAD-OF-TIME NOTE: This dish can be assembled up to 8 hours in advance, covered, and refrigerated. The peppers can be roasted, cleaned, and cut 3 to 4 days in advance. Bring the dish to room temperature before serving.


© 1993 Julia della Croce
 

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

Nutritional information includes 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil per serving to drizzle on peppers and lobster. This recipe serves 4.

105kcal (5%)
44mg (4%)
93mg (156%)
69mcg RAE (2%)
338mg
28mg
15g
1g
1g
4g
71mg (24%)
224mg (9%)
0g (2%)
3g (5%)
1mg (3%)
 

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