Perfectly dressed lobster salad spooned into tender endive leaves makes a wonderfully elegant and celebratory appetizer. It is so light and refreshing a great complement to the rest of any meal. The best part is that this appetizer can be made-ahead. Well, actually the lobster is the best part but the make ahead is a close second.
Ingredients for Lobster Boats:
enough filling for about 16 stuffed endive
1 cup cooked lobster, small dice
1/4 cup chopped celery
2 tablespoons chopped red bell pepper
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Time-Saving Tip: The salad can be made a few hours in advance. The endive leaves can also be filled a few hours in advance, covered with plastic wrap, and refrigerated.
Let's see what we need.
Time to prepare the salad.
Place the lobster in a bowl. Add the celery, red bell pepper, and parsley.
Fold the mayonnaise, mustard, and lemon juice into the lobster mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Using a spoon fill the endive leave with the salad.
It's ready! This is one of those appetizers that makes you smile.