Lobster and Citrus Salad with Blanc de Blancs

There is nothing that epitomizes summer better than lobster! It instantly enhances any dish, especially a bright citrus salad paired beautifully with Frank Family’s Blanc de Blancs. The wine itself is delicately structured which allows the rich sweetness of the lobster to carry through to the palette. The concept of acid comes into play here as the wine’s high acidity matches the light, freshness of the dish. Serve this stunning pairing to open a multi-course meal or as a luxurious lunch, especially when served al fresco on a warm day.

Ingredients

2 TablespoonsDuke’s brand mayonnaise
1 TablespoonFresh squeezed orange juice
4 TablespoonsChopped herbs, such as tarragon, cilantro, chives and/or basil
1 TablespoonFresh squeezed lime juice
2 CupsLobster meat, cooked and chopped
1 CupCitrus supremes
1/2 CupCherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 CupEnglish cucumber, sliced
1/2 CupBell or sweet pepper, diced
1 TablespoonJalapeño, finely chopped (optional)
1 EachAvocado, diced
1 HeadButter lettuce, washed and broken into cups

Method

  1. Whisk together mayonnaise and citrus juice, season with salt and fresh ground black pepper.
  2. Gently toss lobster, tomatoes, citrus supremes, cucumber, avocado, and sweet peppers with dressing and adjust the seasoning as desired.
  3. Gently mound on butter lettuce cups to serve.