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Lobster season

Lobster season

Tacos are a Mexican specialty that’s an undeniable dinner favourite everywhere! Why not try our lobster-and-avocado taco recipe?

À la Québecoise

Say goodbye to traditional spicy ground beef and let yourself be inspired by tacos served at some of Montreal’s hottest, trendiest restaurants. Fish and coleslaw, chicken and feta, pork and pineapple… and the list goes on!

Some more traditional Mexican ingredients are just too good to pass up, including cilantro, avocado, lemon and lime. For our recipe, we added a little touch of la belle province: lobster! We’ve paired it with a coconut-and-corn salsa for a dash of olé!

Lobster and crab

In May, lobster-and-crab season starts and it only lasts an all-too-short month and a half. The lobster comes primarily from Gaspésie and other Atlantic regions, and Quebec crab is generally snow crab.

 

Lobster tacos

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Cost per serving: about $10.00
Makes 8

450 g (1 pound) lobster meat
15 mL (1 tbsp) butter
15 mL (1 tbsp) honey
2.5 mL (1/2 tsp) Espelette pepper
1 pinch of salt
8 corn tortillas

Salsa
125 mL (1/2 cup) grilled coconut flakes
180 mL (3/4 cup) corn kernels (well-drained if using thawed)
5 mL (1 tsp) cumin seeds
12 cherry tomatoes, quartered
15 mL (1 tbsp) lime juice
5 mL (1 tsp) salt
2.5 mL (1/2 tsp) Espelette pepper
30 mL (2 tbsp) tarragon

1. Mix all salsa ingredients together. Set aside. 2. In a pan over low heat, melt butter, honey and pepper, then add lobster meat. Gently reheat for roughly 6 minutes. Mix as little as possible to prevent lobster meat from shredding. Set aside. 3. Grill tortillas in a non-oiled pan over high heat until they are supple (do not let them curl), roughly 30 seconds each side. Places grilled tortillas in clean cloth to keep warm. 4. Garnish the 8 tortillas with lobster meat and salsa.

Pre-cooked lobster is available at fish stores and some grocery stores. If you want to cook one yourself, purchase a roughly 3-pound lobster.

What to drink with these tacos?

If you love a rosé with lobster, then you’ll really enjoy Le Petit Délice. This blend of local grapes and Merlot gives floral and fruity notes, and its smooth texture really complements the dish’s coconut salsa without overpowering the lobster’s subtle taste. Another option is the German Riesling Relax with its honey and melon notes and enveloping texture. If French wines are more your style, Château de Miraval, featuring subtle notes of fruit and a delicate salinity, pairs beautifully with the lobster – yet another excellent choice!

C'est la vie Petit délice

$14.80

C'est la vie Petit délice

Rosé750 mlFrance
C'est la vie Petit délice

C'est la vie Petit délice

$14.80

Rosé750 mlFrance, Sud-EstSAQ code : 13188807
  • Grape variety(ies):
  • Cabernet, 
  • Caladoc, 
  • Merlot, 
  • Marselan
Relax Riesling

$13.00

Relax Riesling

White wine750 mlGermany
Relax Riesling

Relax Riesling

$13.00

White wine750 mlGermany, MoselSAQ code : 11254065
Miraval Côtes de Provence

$21.55$22.55

Miraval Côtes de Provence

Rosé750 mlFrance
Miraval Côtes de Provence

Miraval Côtes de Provence

$21.55$22.55

Rosé750 mlFrance, ProvenceSAQ code : 12296988
  • Grape variety(ies):
  • Cinsault, 
  • Syrah, 
  • Grenache, 
  • Rolle

+Learn how to choose your lobster

Photographe: David De Stefano

 

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