Summer

Brown Butter Lobster Caprese Salad

August 19, 2016
Photo by Linda Xiao
Author Notes

This is a combination of two great things: Amanda Hesser's Brown Butter Tomatoes, and a Lobster Caprese salad I had at the Inlet restaurant in Montauk, NY. —laurenlocally

  • Serves 2
Ingredients
  • 1 beefsteak tomato, thinly sliced
  • 2 slices of fresh mozzerella, diced
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cooked lobster claws
  • Fresh raw corn, optional
  • 1 handful torn basil
  • Salt to taste
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Fan your tomato slices out on a plate—I use about 2 to 3 slices per person.
  2. Sprinkle the diced mozzarella on top.
  3. Brown the butter over medium-low heat, stirring constantly until it smells nutty. At the end, toss in the torn up lobster claws to heat through. Optionally, add half an ear of fresh corn to the buttery mix.
  4. Spoon the hot lobster brown butter over the tomatoes and mozzarella and listen to it sizzle.
  5. Top with freshly torn basil, salt to taste, and serve immediately.

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