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Jul 18, 2012 09:14 AM

ISO a lobster pasta salad recipe

Preferably something that I can make ahead and serve cold or at room temp for an easy summer dinner party. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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  1. Ina Garten made this as the main dish for a charity auction lunch prize, and it looked pretty good (I haven't tried it myself). She served it to the winning party AND to Alec Baldwin and Mariska Hargitay, in a completely ridiculous episode of Barefoot Contessa:

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    1. re: Frosty Melon

      Interesting recipe. My thoughts - make your own mayo, cut out the sour cream or at least reduce it significantly, and, for the love of God use better pasta than Ronzoni shells.

      1. re: MGZ

        Agreed. I was thinking a slightly more liquid dressing would be nicer too, with pasta - there is a restaurant near my work that makes a DELICIOUS creamy vinaigrette dressing that uses champagne vinegar and just a touch of mayo - I think something like that might be a little lighter and allow the lobster to shine more, in addition to being less gloopy on the pasta.

        1. re: biondanonima

          Excellent, this is perfect - thank you. I really like the idea of a creamy vinaigrette with it. Now what would you serve along side?

          1. re: LillianB

            Are you serving this as a first course, main course or part of a buffet?

            1. re: biondanonima

              Main course for a casual dinner with friends and their kids.

              1. re: LillianB

                In that case I'd probably serve the pasta salad on a bed of greens, garnished with some cherry tomatoes or something for color, then do a side of fresh green beans with a little citrus butter or slivered almonds plus plenty of good bread and butter. Done. Are you doing a first course and/or dessert?

                1. re: biondanonima

                  Nice, that sounds great., thank you. No first course but definitely dessert. I haven't figured that part out yet, but probably something that will make use of our bumper crop of blueberries.

                  1. re: LillianB

                    A blueberry pie sounds absolutely divine with the lobster - very New England. Enjoy!