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Lobster BLT & Wine

There are some things that make everything better, including ice cream, chocolate and bacon. Of course we’d add wine to this list, which leads us to our Food Friday post, a Lobster BLT with wine. You heard that right, a bacon, lettuce, tomato and lobster sandwich paired with wine. It’s no doubt a treat! Scroll to the end for your Grape Certified Wine Recommendations.

Adding lobster to your BLT is a twist on a classic sandwich favorite. In less than 30 minutes you’ll be enjoying this American favorite. This recipe feeds 4 so pour you and your guests a glass of wine and let’s get cooking.

 

Ingredients: 

Aioli

a. 4 roasted garlic cloves (mashed into paste)

b. 1 large egg yolk*

c. 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

d. 1/3 teaspoon Dijon mustard

e. 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

f. 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

g. Salt & Pepper

 

Sandwich

a. 1 pound cooked lobster meat, preferably Maine lobsters

b. 1/2 pound melted butter

c. 4 French rolls, halved, buttered and toasted

d. Pea Aioli

e. 8 slices Trader Joe’s Applewood smoked bacon, cooked

f. 12 oven-roasted tomatoes

g. 1/2 cup pea sprouts

h. 1 1/2 avocados, sliced

 

Aioli

a. In a medium bowl mix together yolk, lemon juice, and mustard.

b. In a small bowl combine the oils, adding a few drops at a time to yolk mixture, whisking constantly, until all oil is incorporated and mixture is emulsified.

c. Whisk in garlic paste and season with salt and pepper, to taste.

d. If the aioli is too thick, whisk in 1 or 2 drops of water.

 

Assembly

a. Halve, butter and toast the French rolls.

b. Warm lobster in melted butter and set aside.

c. Spread aioli on toasted French rolls.

d. Add bacon, lobster, tomatoes, sprouts and avocado.

e. Plate with your favorite side, whether potato chips or fries, and enjoy!

 

Our Grape Certified Wine Recommendations:

Ideal Wine Pairings: Try the following wines from Pear Valley Vineyard & Winery.

White: Tom’s Oak Chardonnay 2012 – White wine is the obvious choice and this Pear Valley chardonnay is, in a word, excellent! It matters not your preference in wine, as this white is a near perfect balance of flavors that will delight you as much on a warm spring afternoon as it will on a cold fall evening. The flavors are bold and refreshing, making this white wine an absolute joy.

Red: Pear Valley Distraction 2009 (Cabernet Sauvignon) – You might not think red wine in the case of lobster but don’t forget to consider the bacon and other ingredients. Pear Valley’s flagship red wine, Distraction, a Gold Medal winner at the Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition, is a wildly bold but deliciously graceful red wine. You won’t soon regret pairing this red wine with whatever meal you’re enjoying.

Adding lobster to your BLT is a twist on a classic sandwich favorite. In less than 30 minutes you’ll be enjoying this American favorite. This recipe feeds 4 so pour you and your guests a glass of wine and let’s get cooking.

 

We hope you’ve enjoyed this old favorite, “spiced up” in way that adds new life. We certainly enjoy sharing delicious food & wine pairings. Give it a try and share with us your thoughts. You can reach us at info@thegrape.com, on Facebook or Twitter. Cheers!

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