Warm lobster & potato salad with truffled mayonnaise

Warm lobster & potato salad with truffled mayonnaise

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Prep: 1 hr, 10 mins Cook: 20 mins

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Serves 4
Treat your guests to a decadent restaurant-style main course for a third of the price

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal669
  • fat55g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs25g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre3g
  • protein21g
  • salt0.7g
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  • 2 cooked lobsters, about 500g each



    The king of the crustaceans, lobster is a delicacy that commands a very high price, with white,…

  • 250g fine green bean, cooked
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped



    Related to the onion (as opposed to being a younger version of it), shallots grow in clusters at…

  • 6 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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  • 1 lemon, halved



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

  • 12 new potatoes, cooked
    New potatoes

    New potatoes

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    New potatoes have thin, wispy skins and a crisp, waxy texture. They are young potatoes and…

  • 100g mixed baby salad leaf
  • 1 tsp white balsamic vinegar
    Balsamic vinegar

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    True Balsamic vinegar is an artisan product from Modena, in Emilia Romagna, Italy, and is made…

For the mayonnaise

  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tbsp English mustard
  • 300ml olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • few drops truffle oil (optional)
  • juice ½ lemon



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…


  1. To make the mayonnaise, whisk the egg yolks with the mustard and some salt and pepper together in a large bowl. Trickle in a few drops of oil, whisking vigorously.

  2. Continue to whisk in the oil, little by little at first, then slowly increasing the amount to a steady stream. Make sure each addition is well incorporated before you add any more. Finally, add a few drops of the truffle oil, if using, then finish with the lemon juice. Keep in the fridge until needed.

  3. Prepare the lobster and remove the meat from the claws and tail. Trim the frayed bit of meat from the tails and flake the claw meat into large chunks, discarding the membrane. Set aside. Cut the tails into 6 slices each and set aside.

  4. Trim the ends off the beans and cut the beans in half. Tip into a bowl with the shallots and 3 tbsp of the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Mix in the lobster claw meat and squeeze over a lemon half, then set aside.

  5. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a non-stick frying pan. Fry the potato slices over a medium heat for 5 mins on each side until crisp and golden. Use a fish slice to transfer them to a plate lined with kitchen paper.

  6. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in the same pan and lower the heat, add the slices of tail meat to the pan, then heat through in the oil for a few moments on each side. Turn off the heat, season lightly with salt and pepper and squeeze over the lemon. Moments before you are ready to plate up, toss the salad leaves with the balsamic vinegar and remaining olive oil. You are now ready to plate up.

  7. Spoon a quarter of the green bean salad into the centre of the plate. Shape using a 10cm ring or cutter, if you have one, then press down lightly and remove the ring. Place 1 tsp of mayonnaise on the four opposite sides of the outside of the plate and sit a piece of lobster on top of each spoonful of mayonnaise.

  8. Put a fried potato slice in between each pile of lobster so you have alternate pieces of lobster, then potato. Toss the leaves in the dressing and carefully tower a small handful on top of the green beans and serve straight away.

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30th Mar, 2015
Outstanding recipe!!! Beautiful to look at and lovely flavour and texture contrasts. Used 2 x LIDL/ALDI 350g lobsters and halved the other ingredients, which was perfect for a main meal for two. Subbed large peeled cubed Maris piper parboiled+fried which worked fine.
6th Jun, 2010
Excellent. Couldn't fins any lobster anywhere!! So changed the recipe a bit and cooked some rainbow trout and some king prawns but did everything else the same. The mayonnaise was great - I followed the tips above and bought mild olive oil especially!
5th May, 2010
Super, everyone was impressed, The Mayo, I did the same the virgin oil was bitter, no one ever states what is the best oil to use in their recipes and the range is vast.... This is a devine recipe and easy to follow. I would rate is 5* Thanks .
2nd Jan, 2009
We had this as the first course of our New Year's Eve dinner and it was lovely. Our lobsters weren't as big as stated - 2 * 375g frozen from Aldi (don't knock it, they were lovely). However there was still enough meat for four people. The mayonnaise was lovely but the truffle oil didn't really come through. Do NOT use Extra Virgin Olive oil to make it - the bitter after taste is horrid (guess who had to make a second batch with plain olive oil?). I followed all the instructions to the letter and it all worked out perfectly. The best bit was the grean bean/lobster salad mix - a really vibrant taste, and it all went together perfectly. Definitely a winner.
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