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Dec 29, 2009 05:11 PM

Lobster in a jar... what to do?

I was recently gifted some jars of lobster meat form les Iles de la Madeleine. I want to do something more interesting than lobster rolls or lobster salad. Any ideas for recipes out there?

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  1. Normally, I recommend this during the summer months, but......let me say there are salads, then there are salads......One of my favorite salads is Lobster Salad with a Citrus Vinaigrette. The ingredients are:

    Shelled Lobster
    Mesculin or Micro Greens of choice
    Julienne Vegetables...matchstick size of any of the following....
    * Red, Yellow or Orange Peppers
    * Sugar Snap or Snow Pea Pods
    * Sweet Peas
    * Radicchio
    * Endive
    * Frisee
    * Heats of Palm
    * Artichoke Bottoms
    * Clementine or Blood Orange Sections

    I would also consider doing a Lobster Pot Pie.....or Lobster Bisque.

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    1. re: fourunder

      I second the lobster pot pie or bisque!

    2. Lucky you! I saw lobster mashed potatoes on Epicurious recently...looked interesting.

      1. I'm from Iles de la adeleine and use jarred lobster all the time in the winter. You could make pot en pot des Iles which is similar to a pot pie. I can send you my grandma's recipe but only have it in French. You can also make lobster ravioli, lobster chowder, lobster in a curry sauce in filo (very yummy), lobster lasagna...I could go on for hours. Let me know if you want a recipe.

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        1. re: isa1

          Yes isa1, please do send me a recipe or two... which are your favorites? Maybe the pot en pot des Iles and anything you highly recommend. My email is in my profile.

          1. re: Andria

            I sent you an email for pot en pot and 2 other recipes. Enjoy!

            1. re: isa1

              Uhm... I didn't get them.

              Let's try this in case it isn't clear in my profile:


              1. re: Andria

                I sent the email again, I had the wrong address.

          2. re: isa1

            hi, would you happen to have a recipe for jarring lobsters

            1. re: isa1

              If I knew french I'd also ask for the lobster pot pie recipe sounds yummy!

            2. Make a simple tomato red sauce/marinara (1-28 oz can kitchen ready tomatoes) but add a touch of crushed red pepper flakes... or more.. to your taste. You want a spicy sauce.

              Melt some butter and add Evoo to a skillet. Slice the (cooked) lobster meat into "larger than bite size pieces." Chop some garlic cloves. Sauté the garlic and when slightly golden add the sliced lobster meat and heat through. Cook a lb of penne rigati and when al dente drain and add to the tomato sauce. Add the sautéed lobster meat. Taste for seasoning and add sea salt and freshly ground black pepper if necessary. Serve, garnishing each plate with minced flat leaf parsley.

              1. Lobster mac n cheese is super delicious and unexpected.

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