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A perfect summer meal: Lobster quesadillas

July 24, 2014 at 1:49 PM ET

Video: Jim Tselikis and Sabin Lomac from Cousins Maine Lobster Food Trucks show Kathie Lee and Hoda to celebrate summer with lobster quesadillas.

Inspired by their childhoods in Maine, cousins Sabin Lomac and Jim Tselikis decided to bring a taste of New England to California with their Cousins Maine Lobster food truck. The result? A popular seafood restaurant on wheels, serving up delicious dishes like this lobster quesadilla.

Lobster quesadilla

For the quesadilla:

  • 1 (10-inch or 12-inch) flour tortilla
  • 2/3 cup grated cheese blend 
  • 2 1/2 oz. lobster meat

For the quesadilla sauce: 

  • 1/6 gallon of mayonnaise
  • 1 lb. sour cream
  • 10 oz. plain yogurt
  • 2 oz. lime juice
  • 1 1/2 oz. chipotle
  • 1/6 of a bunch of cilantro
  • 1/6 of a jalapeño, seeded and deveined 
  • 1 oz. lime juice

For the pico de gallo: 

  • About 12 Roma tomatoes, seeded and liquid removed
  • 1 white onion, diced into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 2 to 3 jalapeños, finely diced 
  • 1/2 of a bunch of cilantro 
  • Zest and juice of 1 to 2 limes 
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Pepper (to taste) 

To make the quesadilla:

Warm tortilla on the grill. Place grated cheese on 1/2 of tortilla, then place the fresh Maine lobster meat on top of the cheese. 

Sabin Lomac, Jim Tselikis, Hoda Kotb and Kathy Lee Gifford make lobster meals on the TODAY show in New York, on July 24, 2014.
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Fold other 1/2 of tortilla onto itself. Let the tortilla grill for 2 to 3 minutes, flipping sides. Cut into 4 pieces. 

To make the quesadilla sauce:

In a food processor, blend the mayonnaise, sour cream, yogurt and lime juice. Add in the chipotle, cilantro, jalapeño and lime juice and blend together. 

Sabin Lomac, Jim Tselikis, Hoda Kotb and Kathy Lee Gifford make lobster meals on the TODAY show in New York, on July 24, 2014.
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To make the pico de gallo:

Combine all ingredients. 

To assemble: 

Top the lobster quesadilla with 1 tbsp. quesadilla sauce and 1 tbsp. pico de gallo. Serve. 

Sabin Lomac, Jim Tselikis, Hoda Kotb and Kathy Lee Gifford make lobster meals on the TODAY show in New York, on July 24, 2014.
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