Chef Matt Ginn from Restaurant Evo in Portland, Maine presents a twist on the summer classic of lobster and corn on the cob with this delightful lobster and corn sauce with a summer salad.
- 4 each 1.25 pound firm shell lobsters
- 4 ears of corn
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 pints of cherry tomatoes
- 1 red onion
- 1 bunch parsley
- 1 bunch basil
- 1 pound of romano beans or green beans
- 2 slicing cucumbers
- champagne vinegar
- olive oil
For the Lobster: Separate the claws and tails and cook them individually. Cook the claws for 7 minutes in salted boiling water, cook the tails for 4.5 minutes in salted boiling water.
For the Corn sauce: At the restaurant we put the corn through a juicer, but blending it in a food processor works well too, just make sure to strain it. Put the corn juice in a sauce put and place on medium heat. heat the corn juice up and whisk while it is heating. the natural starch in the corn juice will thicken the juice. Once the juice is twice as thick as when you put it in the pan, whisk in the butter and add a pinch of salt
For the salad: Place all ingredients: tomatoes, herbs, onion, cucumber, and beans into a bowl and dress with the oil and vinegar and a little salt. This can be done ahead of time but make sure to add the herbs right before serving or they will turn brown.
To assemble: Put the corn sauce on the plate, lobster on top of the sauce and the salad right next to it! you can garnish with more fresh herbs or edible flowers!
Watch the video on how to make the Lobster with Corn Sauce and Summer Salad below: