9/12/10

lobster salad w/ spicy adobo-mayo sauce


One last summer dish? I can't let go of summer food or summertime just yet. I have to close my pool up soon--my first pool I've owned. Can I tell you I have a love-hate relationship with it. They are one of the most expensive things to own and run. The equivalent of driving around in a convertible with the top down with bags of money in the back seat opened and flying out. But on the other hand, I love my pool; loved my nightly swims. All that hard work of cleaning it, vacuuming it, scrubbing the sides--you bet I was going to go swimmming daily. And now the seasons are changing and I will miss my swims, I will miss the morning skimming of the pool of the nights leaves, bugs and happy frogs swimming about in the pool. All of a sudden here in the NE it's colder (a lot colder) and so it's time to close it up. Sad. But I do get to look forward to fall. And every foodie knows that with fall comes MORE baking. So I'm looking forward to that. But before that happens I have a couple seafood summer dishes to share with you.
Living on cape cod there is lobster everywhere; one can get sick of it, so you need to be creative with it. So I've taken lobster salad and made it spicy and a few extra layers of flavor added in. It has chili peppers, adobo sauce, lime and cliantro in it; wonderful mix, beautiful layers of variating flavors.

lobster salad with spicy adobo-mayo sauce
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take a pound of cooked chilled lobster meat (tails & claws)
sprinkle the juice of one lime over lobster cover,set aside in fridge

for the sauce combine (in a non-reactive bowl)
about 2-3 TB of chili's in adobo sauce, chopped nice & fine
3-4 TB Hellmans mayonaise
1 ts lime juice
2 TB chopped fresh cilantro

Mix all together in a non reactive bowl (glass, ceramic, plastic), it's best to let the flavors mix a bit before serving. So chill covered in fridge for about half hour. recipe by dawn finicane of vanillakitchen.blogspot.com When ready to serve, make sure you use toasted & buttered buns! Serve with lettuce. Garnish with more chopped fresh cilantro or fresh parsley.

Cook notes: the chili in adobo sauce is HOT. So be careful; use as much or as little as you like. I like my stuff hot so I used a good amount.

43 comments:

  1. We have no lobster on the west coast, but drooling is allowed I hope.

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  2. I know! I am so not ready to let go of summer....luckily, its still pretty warm in SC...(fingers crossed it stays around for a while ;)). This is a great meal. I love adobo sauce- adds a great kick to so many dishes. Hope you have a nice week!

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  3. MMMMM Lobster! I can imagine that having a pool has ups and downs!

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  4. I 've got some soup now you better friggin' save me a sandwich....lucky you with the pool!

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  5. Great idea to use adobo with the lobster - looks mouth watering!

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  6. This sounds awesome! I never get to have lobster as it is SERIOUSLY expensive. But if I were to get my hands on some...this really seems like the way to go!

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  7. That is beautiful!

    Wow! Yum!

    A must make!!!

    Mary xo
    Delightful Bitefuls

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  8. My mouth is watering and hoping that the 60degree weather doesn't mean it is too late to make this.

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  9. You north easterners definitely have the lobster market cornered. Gotta say, the only thing I miss about summer is the sun staying out later...it's always summer here!!

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  10. Oh My, this looks soooo yumm! I love lobster and love the sauce you have assembled here. Looks like something i can definitely get my teethh into....

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  11. I want this for breakfast now!

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  12. De esto me comía yo unos pocos. Que rico se ve. Saludos

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  13. Want. Sigh... too bad getting lobster here means I have to sell my soul to afford anything decent. Love anything with adobo - one of my many weaknesses... sigh. So is lobster... CRY!

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  14. I love the kick in the mayo! That is a mighty sandwich!

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  15. You are like the sandwich queen these days. This is making my mouth water right now. And also making me very hungry.

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  16. i dont' even like lobster and this looks fantastic :) i hear you about the pool--it was that way when we had one growing up... and why my dad got rid of it after i left!

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  17. I am so ready for Fall but still want to hang on to the summer fresh veggies...your lobster salad has a nice kick in the pants...love it!

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  18. That looks SO good- awesome sandwich!

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  19. Dawn, this is total food porn!!! OMG! I want the lobster roll now!

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  20. so no polar bear swims for you, eh? :)
    what an insanely delicious pile of food. the end.

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  21. What a fantastic picture, Dawn!! Really beautiful & ooh so appetizing too!

    Your recipes ROCK!!

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  22. I would loooove to have a pool in the summertime, but yes, hard work comes along with it. Sounds like it was worth it for you though! I'd have to say lobster is one of my favorite seafoods--this looks amazing!

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  23. I could eat TWO of these right now!!

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  24. Sick of lobster? You know the rest of the world can't quite comprehend that. This would be a welcome summer lunch.

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  25. now THAT is what cape cod has that LA does not. i am very jealous!

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  26. Stop making me slobber on my keyboard. What I wouldnt give to eat this!

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  27. Get sick of lobster? I wish! I've only had it twice in my life and I'd love another taste. I guess the east coast has a few good things going for it! Looks frickin' delish.

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  28. Ok i want a bite of that! YUM!

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  29. Still waiting for the cooler weather here. I;m still sweating more than I'd like.

    Loving those big hunks of lobster- yum!

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  30. Holy Wow I want this...I don't care what season it is!

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  31. You've got to send me lobsters!!!! :)

    I've got this one bookmarked for sure!!!

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  32. Dang this looks good! Lobster is my favorite.

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  33. Can I come live with you? Please? Pretty please?

    This looks AMAZING!

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  34. Me. Drooling. Literally. That looks amazing.

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  35. Your talent has no end. If you make this and your creamsicle cheesecake, then I will fly out this weekend.

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  36. I can't quite reconcile in my mind the flavors of the sweet lobster that we're lucky to get around here, and the kick of the adobo. But I love them both, so of course I'm going to have to follow your lead and give this a try. The photo is mouthwatering, too.

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  37. That "Lobster" looks so good, your killing me!!
    Nice work, Dawn:)

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  38. That is one really nice looking lobster salad! I really like those huge chunks of lobster in it!

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  39. I am a sucker for lobster rolls. I order it anytime I see it on a menu. This lobster salad rendition with adobo is definitely calling out to me.

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  40. this recipe is simple and perfect. i really should not be reading your blog at lunch time with no food in my fridge.

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  41. Now THAT is what I call a lobster roll, Dawn! Mmmm! Keeping it simple and pure, with a little California influence. Beautiful photo too. Mmmmm!

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