Tag Archive for Tomatillos

Roasted Tomatillo and Lobster Salad

When Denise and I made our video on How to Kill a Lobster Humanely, I had the pleasure of eating the lobsters since Denise won’t touch them, let alone eat them. I still laugh out loud every time I think of her jumping out of her skin about Thelma and Louise.

After eating some of the freshly steam lobster, I saved the rest for my husband to enjoy with me. We ended up with a daytime meal, so I made this tasty and light salad to enjoy the perfectly decadent lobster. Oh so good!

I blended these perfect lobsters with some Roasted Tomatillo Salsa I had just made and had leftover too. Yum!

Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Time Required: Prep and Cook Time – 40min

Ingredients:

3 tomatillos

1 onions

1/2 bunch of cilantro

1/2 large poblano pepper

3 cloves of garlic

2 medium lobsters

juice of 2 limes

1/4 cup Greek yogurt

Spinach

2 avocados

Salt and Pepper

Special Equipment and Other Items Needed:

Steam basket

Preparing Roasted Tomatillo and Lobster Salad:

Make the tomatillo and poblano salsa according to the recipe in the link above. For this amount of lobster, I would cut the recipe in half which is what is indicated in the quantities above.

Steam the lobster and remove from the shell as described in the video. Simple and easy. Just takes a few minutes…if Denise is not in your kitchen freaking out!

Mix the tomatillo salsa, yogurt and juice of one lime. Taste. Add salt and pepper as needed.

Add in the lobster and stir gently to combine.

Plate with fresh spinach tossed with salt and pepper and the juice of the other lime.

Cut an avocado and add to the side. Top with the lobster and tomatillo salsa mixture.

 

lobster salad with tomatillo

 

Grilled Side Dishes

Grilled Romaine Salad

To continue with our grilling series this week, today we have our favorite grilled side dishes! Please don’t think that the only side dishes you can make are grilled vegetables! Some of our favorites require a combination of using the grill and putting the finishing touches on in the kitchen. 

Green Tomato Caprese Salad

Grilled Mushrooms in Butter

Mexican Style Grilled Corn

Fire Roasted Tomatillo and Poblano Salsa

Grilled Romaine Salad with Tomato and Corn Tumble

Grilled Asparagus with Hollandaise

Grilled Polenta

Grilled Peaches

 

 

Fire Roasted Tomatillo and Poblano Salsa

Filet topped with tomatillo chimichuri

I made this fire roasted tomatillo and poblano salsa as part of our one dish, two ways entire meal on the grill series. Wow! What a versatile little recipe. I’ve already eaten it three different ways!! This was a fantastic accompaniment to my Mexican themed meal to top the steak like a different type of chimichuri. 

Level of Difficulty:Easy
Time Required:Prep Time – 5min; Cook Time – 10 min

Ingredients:

6 tomatillos

2 onions

1 bunch of cilantro

1 large poblano pepper

6 cloves of garlic

Special Equipment and Other Items Needed:

Blender or Food Processor (or what Denise calls a Cuisinart as if that’s the only appliance Cuisinart makes!!)

How to make fire roasted tomatillo and poblano salsa:

Get the grill going and then prep your ingredients. Peel the tomatillos and cut in half. Cut the onion in quarters. You can leave the cloves of garlic together so they won’t fall through the grill grate. Throw all of this and the big poblano on the grill. Let them char and turn a couple of times.

roasted salsa

Maybe 5-7 minutes and it should be ready. Dump all of it into the food processor (if you don’t want this too hot, remove the seeds from the poblano first), add salt, pepper, a drizzle of olive oil and the cilantro leaves (avoid as many stems as possible without picking each leaf off).

Give the food processor a whirl and blend until the consistency of a salsa. Taste. Add salt and pepper as desired.

Roasted salsa

Variations:

I deseeded the poblano and this salsa was not spicy at all. Next time, I might add a jalapeno too to help pick up the heat.

Got Leftovers?:

Eat as a salsa with chips, top a steak as a chimichuri, make a salad dressing, endless possibilities!

Do you see what I put up with? I bet 9 out of 10 people think of “food processor” when you say “Cuisinart”. -Denise

Really? You’re going with mob rule? ~Melissa