Forget the beef! Make a lobster burger with lemon aioli

Tired of the classic beef burger? In the mood for something fresh and delicious? Try chef Alfred Portale's scrumptious and savory lobster burger with lemon aioli and vegetable slaw and his apricot and arugula salad with goat cheese, icicle radish, marcona almond and aged sherry vinaigrette.

Lobster burger with lemon aioli and vegetable slaw
Servings:

Yield: 6 burgers

Ingredients

  • Lobster burger

    • 10 ounces chunky cooked lobster meat
    • 8 ounces peeky toe crab meat (can be made with only lobster)
    • 8 ounces Alaskan king crab
    • 1/3 cup minced scallion
    • 1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
    • 1 cup (approximately) Hellman's mayonnaise
    • Salt and freshly ground white pepper
    • Fresh bread crumbs
    • 6 burger buns (sesame seed)
    • 1 recipe lemon aioli
  • Lemon aioli

    • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
    • 1 teaspoon garlic paste
    • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 3-4 tablespoons lemon juice
    • Salt and freshly ground white pepper
    • Chopped tarragon and chives
  • Summer vegetable slaw

    • 1 small head of fennel - trimmed and thinly sliced
    • 1 green summer squash - julienne
    • 1 yellow summer squash - julienne
    • 1 small red onion - thinly sliced
    • 1 large carrot - julienne
    • 1 medium red beet - peeled and julienne
    • Toasted caraway seeds
    • Whole-grain mustard
    • Champagne vinegar
    • Honey
    • Evoo
    • Salt and freshly ground white pepper to taste
    • Combine all ingredients and season with salt and pepper.

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Apricot and arugula salad with goat cheese, icicle radish, marcona almond and aged sherry vinaigrette

Ingredients

    • Ripe apricots
    • Baby arugula
    • Watercress, thick stems removed
    • Icicle radish, thinly sliced
    • Scallions, white part only, thinly sliced
    • Marcona almonds, lightly toasted and halved
    • Aged goat cheese, crumbled
    • Aged sherry vinegar
    • Extra-virgin olive oil
    • Dijon mustard
    • Coarse salt
    • Fresh-ground black pepper

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