Oven Roasted Lobster with Citrus and Pomegranate Salsa

For Christmas I was given a wonderful cookbook about Papillottes. The pictures were amazing and the recipes so tantalizing that I had a hard time putting it down….If I were not working, I know what I would do all day long;-) did you guess?!?! I would play in my kitchen and try all those tempting recipes. Well for now, I will try to try some of those recipes for dinner.

During my reading I kept seeing seafood recipes with various fruit salsa, including one with grapefruit. I would have never thought of using grapefruit to accompany my entree…. This is where I found my inspiration for today’s recipe.

Ingredients for 2: 2 small lobster tails, 1/2 grapefruit, 2 clementines, 1/4 pomegranate, 1 tbsp of sherry wine, 2 tbsp of honey, 1 green onion chopped thinly, 1 tbsp of mint chopped thinly, red pepper flakes, salt, pepper, and oil.

With kitchen scissors, cut through the lobster shell from the top down to the tail ( but cut through the bottom of the lobster not the top). Remove the meat from the shell, clean the shell by rinsing it under water. With a sharp knife, cut through the meat in its length and remove the veins. Rinse the meat. Place the meat in a bowl. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper and place the meat back in its shell. Place the lobster on a silpat and cook in a warm oven at 425 for 8 minutes.

While the lobster is cooking, prepare the salsa. Peel the mandarins and the grapefruit. Then with a sharp knife, make  a small indentation into each segment and peel off the fruit off the skin. Repeat this process for both mandarin and for half of the grapefruit. Place the fruit segments into a bowl. Open the pomegranate and remove the seeds from the fruit ( you will need about 1/4 of the fruit). Add the seeds to the grapefruit mixture. Add 1 tbsp of sherry, 2 tbsp of honey, the chopped mint, the chopped green onion. You may add 1/8 tsp of red pepper flakes to spice up the salsa but I don’t like spicy food. To serve your meal, place your lobster on your plate, spoon the salsa beside it. You may also add some oven roasted broccolini. Et voila!!!

Bon Appetit and Happy Cooking!!!