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Lobster Lettuce Wrap w/ Lime Vinaigrette

A blog post about lobster feels very appropriate as I am spending some time in Cape Cod, visiting family and tending to baby duties. I love lobster, and have for as long as I can remember.

My parents always, around this time of the year, repeat this story: we took a day trip to Martha’s Vineyard and ended our visit at a local seafood joint. They ordered me the special, two twin lobsters. Mind you, I was of the age of six. The waitress responded by saying, “I think that will be a bit too much for her.” And my father replied, “Believe me. She is an eater.” And sure enough, over the span of 2 hours and a sea of napkins and wet wipes, I ate the entire carcasses of those two crustaceans. Decades later I am still flexing my barbaric skills of dissecting shells and fishing through roe until there is nothing edible left on the plate.

Of course I won’t turn down a fresh lobster roll, and the idea of lobster meat nuzzled in noodles and a creamy cheese sauce isn’t sometime I would pass up either. But for the summertime, a lettuce wrap filled with a light lobster salad is just right for a breezy afternoon or a casual get together.

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Two 1.25 lb lobsters

6 leaves of Boston Bibb lettuce

3 scallions, chopped


1 tablespoon mayonnaise

Zest of half a lime

1 teaspoon sherry vinegar

2 teaspoons of smoke paprika

1 teaspoon of coriander

Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Bring 6 quarts of salted water to a boil in a large pot. Add lobsters once boiling and cover. Cook for approximately 10 minutes, until shell is bright red/orange and you can smell a seafood, lobster smell.  Remove from water, drain and set aside to cool.
  2. Prepare the dressing: add all ingredients and whisk.
  3. When lobster is chilled, crack open shells and remove meat. Roughly chop into larger chunks and toss in dressing.
  4. Assemble the wraps: divide lobster mixture evenly and add to wraps. Top with any additional scallions and any remaining dressing.


Satisfy your senses,
Amanda (follow me on Twitter!)

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