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Lobster with a vibrant summer side salad

Lobster with a vibrant summer side salad

This recipe was supplied to Love British Food by Sea's The Day. Find out more about them on their Facebook page.

Lobster with a vibrant summer side salad


  • 1 Selsey lobster
  • 1 orange, halved
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 2 sprigs of mint - 2 star anise - 2 cardamon pods & 10 black peppercorns
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 4 cloves
  • radish
  • cucumber
  • orange segments
  • beetroot
  • lettuce leaves
  • 100ml olive oil
  • 30ml vinegar
  • 2 lemons, zest and juice
  • dried seaweed, chopped
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • butter
  • 400g new potatoes
  • fresh mint
  • sea salt


  • Bring a large pan of water to the boil. Add the thyme, orange halves, sliced onion, mint, star anise, cardamon, peppercorns, salt and cloves. Place the lobster in the boiling water and cook for 15 minutes per 1kg of lobster. Once cooked, refresh the lobster in cold water and then prepare.
  • For the salad - Make the dressing by mixing together the oil, vinegar, zest and juice of the lemons and a pinch of sea salt. When you are ready to serve add the dressing to the salad ingredients.
  • Put a generous knob of butter in a saucepan with the seaweed and lemon zest and juice. Leave to infuse for 1 hour on a low heat then blend until it is smooth. Put the new potatoes into boiling water with 4 sprigs of fresh mint, the halved lemon and plenty of sea salt. Leave to cook for 25 minutes then drain and toss in the lemon and seaweed dressing.
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