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Lobster Taco Al Carbone

Few ingredients have as much appeal as lobster. Its long-standing reputation as a versatile, luxurious delicacy makes any dish they’re prepared in something ultra-special. 

Recipes abound for lobster, and no matter what recipe you’re making, you can be assured that the taste will be unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. Today’s exciting recipe for Lobster Taco Al Carbone from Food Network is like a party on a plate!

lobster taco al carbone topped with tomato chipotle salsa Lobster Taco Al Carbone from Bobby Flay courtesy of Food Network

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Yellow Tomato-Chipotle Salsa Ingredients:

  • 2 limes, zested and juiced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chipotle in adobo puree
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 yellow tomatoes, halved, seeded and diced
  • ½ small red onion, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves, plus more for garnish
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 Thai or bird chile, halved
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • Garnishes: fresh cilantro, lime wedge

Lobster Taco Ingredients:

  • 2 ½ pound lobster, parboiled and split in ½ lengthwise
  • Canola oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 green onions (dark and pale green part) thinly sliced
  • 8 (6-inch) corn tortillas (wrapped in foil and warmed)
  • 1 ½ cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Yellow Tomato-Chipotle Salsa Directions:

Whisk together the lime zest and juice, chipotle, honey and olive oil in a medium bowl. Add the tomatoes, onion and cilantro and mix until combined. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Lobster Taco Directions:

Heat grill to high.

Brush the lobster flesh with some of the canola oil and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Put on the grill, flesh side down, and grill until slightly charred and just cooked through, about 5 minutes. Remove the meat from the shell and coarsely chop. Put the chopped lobster into a bowl, along with green onions and mix to combine.

Put the tortillas on a flat surface and evenly divide the cheese over the surface. Put a few heaping tablespoons of the lobster in the center. Fold the tortillas over, brush the tops with oil and grill, oil side down, until slightly charred, about 1 minute. Brush the top side of the tortillas with oil, flip over and continue grilling until slightly charred and cheese just melts. Arrange the tortillas on a serving platter and garnish with cilantro.

...The blend of flavors and surf and salsa taste is simply amazing, and it’s a dish that’s easy to prepare and perfect for parties!