Simple Asian Lobster Rolls

Asian Lobster Rolls

There’s nothing that says summer like melt-in-your-mouth Lobster Rolls! They remind me of my many trips to New England where one must indulge in fresh Maine lobster rolls! So, here’s our take on an Asian-inspired version using Chinese steamed buns (a.k.a. “Bao”) instead of the standard hot dog bun. This recipe couldn’t be easier! We used cooked lobster for a short cut (Whole Foods will steam the lobster for you!), but you can buy it frozen or cook the lobster yourself. We also cheated a little by using Pillsbury Grands, which is available at your local grocery store, and steamed them in a bamboo steamer. Easier than making these steamed buns from scratch! Serve with a side salad of Spicy Fennel and Broccoli Slaw and chips for a perfect summer picnic! (If you like this recipe, try our Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Bánh Mì sandwich!)

Asian Lobster RollsSucculent and sweet, these Asian-inspired lobster rolls will remind you of a balmy summer’s day in New England!

bamboo steamerSteam the buns in a bamboo steamer for perfect Chinese “bao” buns!

steamed bunsThe buns will puff up when steamed. Then fill them with the lobster salad mixture!
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Simple Asian Lobster Rolls
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon sambal oelek
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1½ pounds cooked, shelled lobster meat, cubed
  • 1 celery stalk, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon red onion, chopped
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon lemongrass, finely chopped (white parts only)
  • Zest from ½ lime
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury Grands Buttermilk Biscuits
Instructions
  1. To make the aioli: In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, sambal oelek and lemon juice. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine lobster, celery, red onion, green onion, lemongrass, lime zest, and cilantro. Fold in the aioli mixture. Set aside.
  3. Separate dough into 8 biscuits. With fingers, flatten each into rounds about ½ inch thick. Fold over to form half-moon shape; place in steamer or bamboo steamer lined with parchment paper. Set steamer on top of wok or saucepan with boiling water. Steam 10 minutes; cool completely.
  4. Cut buns in half, but not completely through, to form a pocket. Stuff buns with lobster salad mixture and serve immediately on a platter. Serve with a side of potato chips or your favorite side, like Spicy Fennel and Broccoli Slaw!
Notes
You can use frozen or fresh lobster for this dish. I had Whole Foods steam the lobster for me. Sambal oelek can be found at select grocery stores and specialty Asian markets.

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Avocado Coconut Green Tea Ice Cream Cups

Avocado Green Tea Ice Cream Cups

Sweets | June 26, 2017 | By

I don’t know about you, but that glorious sound of the ice cream truck still makes me want to run outside and flag down the ice cream man! So many choices on a hot summer’s day! But I betcha you never saw an ice cream flavor like the one we’ve created — our refreshing Avocado Coconut Green Tea Ice Cream with matcha powder! Made sure it wasn’t overly sweet, and it sits in a delish sugar cookie cup which is kind of like a cone/ice cream sandwich if you will. Is your mouth watering yet? We promise, these aren’t hard to make. Best if you use an ice cream maker for creaminess, which is all the rage these days. We used store-bought cookie dough for the cups — SO easy! The ice cream even has a hint of fresh ginger. OK, go make this now! (If you like this recipe, try our Matcha Green Tea Cupcakes!)

Avocado Green Tea Ice Cream CupsYou’re going to love these Avocado Coconut Green Tea Ice Cream Cups! They literally melt in your mouth!

cookie cupsStore-bought sugar cookie dough is used for this recipe. Feel free to make your own from scratch! To make the cookie cups, press a small spice container into the cookie just after pulling it from the oven.

cookie cupsLet the cookie cups rest in the muffin pan, then move them to a wire rack.

avocado green tea ice creamThe ice cream is so easy to prepare, with all of the ingredients pulsed in a blender until smooth and creamy. Finish in an ice cream maker.

Avocado Green Tea Ice Cream CupsA medium-sized ice cream scoop works perfectly for even distribution into the cookie cups.

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Avocado Coconut Green Tea Ice Cream Cups
 
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. To make the cookie cups:
  2. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Cut the cookie dough into 12 evenly sliced pieces. Roll the pieces into a ball and press each piece into a greased, non-stick muffin tin. Bake in the oven for 15-16 minutes until slightly golden brown. Remove from oven and using a small spice jar, press the jar down into the center of each cookie to form a crevice. Let the cookies cool in the tin for about 15 minutes. Run a flexible flat knife around the rim of each cookie to loosen and pop out of the muffin tin, placing each on a cooling rack.
  3. To make the ice cream:
  4. Add to a blender the lime zest, lime juice, ginger, avocados, matcha powder, coconut milk, and sugar. Pulse until well-combined. Add in the vanilla extract and salt and pulse again until very smooth. Refrigerate until completely chilled at least three hours or overnight. Place the mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Use an ice cream scoop to place about ¼ cup of the ice cream into each cookie cup. Put the cups into the freezer to harden. Serve topped with toasted coconut flakes.

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