Lobster salad with japanese dressing

Yield: 1 servings

Measure Ingredient
8 smalls 450g; (1lb) or 3 large 1kg
; (2 1/4lb) lobsters
1 Bay leaf
5 grams Thyme; (1/4oz)
1 teaspoon Black peppercorns
1 Onion; peeled and roughly
; chopped
1 teaspoon Fennel seeds
1 teaspoon Sea salt
700 G; (1 3/4lb) good, (700 to 800)
; flavoured large new
; potatoes, peeled
; and cooked
100 grams Mayonnaise; (4oz)
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
100 G; (1/4lb) small salad, (100 to 120)
; leaves, corn salad,
; landcress, rocket,
; etc
8 G; (1/4oz) chervil,, (8 to 10)
; roughly chopped
24 Thinly sliced rashers of smoked streaky
; bacon
10 grams Fine chives; cut into 5cm
; lengths (1/4oz)
1 small Carrot
2 Shallots; peeled and finely
; chopped
1 Clove garlic; peeled and finely
; chopped
40 grams Root ginger; scraped and finely
; chopped (1 1/2oz)
50 millilitres Soy sauce; (2fl oz)
30 millilitres Rice vinegar; (or white wine
; vinegar) (1fl oz)
2 tablespoons Tomato ketchup
150 millilitres Sunflower or vegetable oil; (5fl oz)
10 grams Coriander; washed and finely
; chopped (1/2oz)
Salt and pepper

FOR THE DRESSING

(Cook the lobsters in 2 batches, if you do not have a large pan). Half fill a pan with water, add the bay leaf, thyme, peppercorns, onion, fennel seeds and salt. Bring to the boil and simmer for 15 minutes. Add the lobsters to the water and cook the small ones for 8-10 minutes and the larger ones for 12-15 minutes, remove from the water and leave to cool.

Dressing - mix the carrot, shallot, garlic, ginger with the soy sauce, rice vinegar, and ketchup. Gradually whisk in the vegetable oil, add the coriander and season to taste.

Whilst the new potatoes are still warm, mash them coarsely with a fork or masher, then mix in the mayonnaise, dijon mustard and chopped chervil and put to one side. Remove the lobster meat from the body and claws and cut into even sized pieces.

Meanwhile, grill the bacon rashers until crisp. Put a couple of spoonfuls of the potato salad in the middle of the plate, arrange the salad leaves around and lightly spoon over the dressing. Place the lobster pieces on the potato and the bacon on top, then scatter over the chives.

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