May brings in warm weather on the Coast, and Charlie loves to make fresh lobster salad. For something different, his recipe for lobster salad uses fresh shrimp and is served in lobster shells!
Lobster Salad Ingredients
2 1 3/4 – 2lb. lobsters
12 large shrimp
4-6 tbs. mayonnaise
2 stalks of celery, chooped
4 tbsp. parsley, chopped (optional)
2 jars marinated artichock hearts*
Cook lobster adding shrimp to the pot for the last 3-4 minutes of cooking (be careful not to overcook)!Cool, and remove tail, body, and leg meat. Keep the claws. Clean out the shell, discarding everthing else inside the shell, including the black line that runs along the lobster. Cut the tail meat into pieces and refrigerate, along with the claws, lobster meat, and empty shells. Peel and devein shrimp and refrigerate.
When ready, mix the lobster meat, mayonnaise, celery and parsley together. Divide equally between 4 shells, add 3 shrimp to each shell and fill remaining space with artichokes. Serve on lettuce leaves, a cracked claw on each plate and wedges of lemon.
*Substutute muchrooms marinated in Italian dresing..or..potato salad.