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Lobster Tacos with Avocado Salsa

Lobster Tacos with Avocado Salsa

A fresh avocado salsa paired with pre-cooked lobster meat makes this taco dish flavorful and fail-proof.

Coastal Living SEPTEMBER 2005

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1 ripe avocado, chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced jalapeño pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped cooked lobster meat
  • 4 (8-inch) flour tortillas
  • Shredded lettuce, thinly sliced red onion, sour cream

Preparation

Combine first 6 ingredients and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl; cover and chill salsa until ready to serve.

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sliced red onion and garlic; cook 2 minutes or until beginning to soften. Add cumin, chili powder, and red pepper, and cook 1 minute. Add lobster meat and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt; cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated.

Heat tortillas according to package directions. Top each tortilla with 1/2 cup lobster mixture and 1/2 cup avocado salsa. Serve with lettuce, red onion, and sour cream.

Wine note: This year, Norren Graziano helps celebrate The Trellis' 25th anniversary with chef Marcel Desaulniers and his partner, John Curtis. For this recipe, Noreen recommends 2001 Trimbach Gewürztraminer ($14).

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