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Lobster Tacos with Avocado & Lime Crema

Lobster Tacos with Avocado & Lime Crema

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 4 people

Turn your meal into a lobster fiesta with these street-style tacos! Street-style tacos were traditionally prepared and are still served at little road-side stands or carts around Mexico. They are assembled using small freshly-made corn tortillas topped with flavorful marinated fish or meats, pickles, peppers, fresh herbs, and garnishes. They are meant to be portable; eaten casually, standing up and usually are served three to a plate. Fresh tasting and full of flavor, you can whip up your own in a snap. Pan toasted corn tortillas are topped with a lime and avocado crèma, our fresh pre-cooked lobster meat sautéed in garlic, quick pickled cabbage, radishes, and fresh cilantro sprigs, making each bite a flavor sensation!

Ingredients

ripe avocado, pitted, peeled, and sliced 1 ripe avocado, pitted, peeled, and sliced
fresh lime zest 1 tsp. fresh lime zest
fresh lime juice 1 Tbsp. plus 1 tsp fresh lime juice
sour cream ½ cup sour cream
sea salt A pinch sea salt
shredded cabbage, either red, green, or mixed 2 cups shredded cabbage, either red, green, or mixed
canola oil 1 Tbsp. canola oil
cilantro sprigs 1 cup cilantro sprigs
garlic, thinly sliced 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
cooked fresh lobster meat, claws, knuckles, and tails, coarsely chopped 1 lb. cooked fresh lobster meat, claws, knuckles, and tails, coarsely chopped
Freshly ground black pepper A pinch Freshly ground black pepper
corn tortillas 12 corn tortillas
thinly sliced radishes ¾ cup thinly sliced radishes

Instructions

Recipe created by Vanessa Seder for Maine Lobster Now®
Step 1
Avocado being blended with other ingredients

Preheat oven to 200F. In a high-powered blender or food processor, combine the avocado, lime zest, 1 tablespoon lime juice, and sour cream and pulse until smooth. Season to taste with salt and set aside.


Step 2
Shredded cabbage in a bowl

In a small bowl, mix well the cabbage with the remaining 1 teaspoon lime juice and ½ teaspoon salt and set aside.


Step 3
Lobster going into a skillet

Place 1 tablespoon oil and garlic in a medium cast-iron or heavy –bottom skillet. Heat over medium-high heat while stirring occasionally, until garlic is fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add the lobster and cook, stirring constantly, until heated through, about 3 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside.


Step 4
3 tortillas in an iron skillet

If using a gas burner, place each tortilla directly on the burner to toast use tongs to flip once, halfway through cooking until pliable and slightly charred around the rim, about one minute per side. Alternatively, place tortillas, in batches, in a lightly oiled cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Flip once, halfway through cooking about 1 to 2 minutes per batch. Keep warm on a baking sheet in the oven.


Step 5
4 plated lobster tacos

Divide the tortillas between 4 plates, spread some of the avocado and lime creme onto each of the tortillas. Top each with some of the lobster meat, cabbage, radishes, and cilantro. Serve immediately.