Lobster Tacos with Avocado Salsa

Upgrade your next taco night with some Lobster Tacos topped with Avocado Salsa.  This meal will make you feel like you are eating out but in the comfort of your home (and for much less)! 
 

Lobster Tacos with Avocado Salsa from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen

There were a few things I could guarantee happening every summer growing up.  The daily departure to camp, coming home  dirty and tired and yet still wanting to go out with friends and cousins and lastly getting my hands on all the lobster I possibly could.

That was probably one of the greatest things about living on the East Coast, relatively close to Maine, as soon as their lobster season came in we’d reap the benefits of down on Long Island.

I fondly remember my Uncles taking my cousins and I out to the dive bar in town for their $10 lobster special for lunch, my parents and I heading over to the seafood shack to either eat them in house or bring a few home to steam and make a mess in the back yard.   Just like everything else Dad did, he always picked out the best lobsters.

By 10, I was a lobster cracking pro.

By my 20s, if you’d let me I’d easily take down more than one in one sitting (what? it’s all shell)!!

These’s days, I like to upgrade my lobster dinners and pair them with my current food obsession, avocados.

Lobster Tacos with Avocado Salsa from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen

So how do we improve on a food that’s already pretty delicious on it’s own?   Simple you put it together with some avocados for the best tacos you’ll eat all summer long.

See I was recently sent a case of avocados from California Avocado after having the opportunity to spend some time with them recently at Eat, Write, Retreat.

A case.

48 beautiful California grown avocados.

Perfect for an avocado lover like me.  I have one pretty much every day with breakfast, lunch or dinner and each time I have a bite I know I’m getting heart healthy fats, fiber, folic acid and vitamins.  As California Avocados calls it they are a “nutrient booster.”

It’s time to start looking at avocados in a different light, they aren’t just a vehicle for guacamole but I thought we’d step away slowly with just a salsa.

Lobster Tacos with Avocado Salsa from The Girl In the Little Red Kitchen

A few cooks notes: If the cost of lobster is what’s preventing you from making this recipe you don’t need to purchase a lot.  The meat from 1 lobster will give you about 6 tacos, perfect for 2 people.

If you aren’t comfortable or don’t know how to crack a lobster just purchase some frozen lobster tails.  They do cost a little more but you don’t have to break down an entire lobster.  You would need 2 lobster tails.

Instead of steaming the lobster you can grill it for a little more flavor.

Lobster Tacos with Avocado Salsa
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Ingredients

  • 1 - 1 1/2 pound lobster, steamed or 2 lobster tails, steamed
  • 2 ripe but still firm California Avocados, cut into 1/4 inch dice
  • 2 tomatoes, cored and seeded cut into 1/4 inch dice
  • 1 jalapeno, seeds removed, finely diced
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • juice from 1 lime, plus additional limes for serving
  • corn tortillas

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl mix the diced avocado, tomato, jalapeno, garlic, salt and lime juice together to form the salsa.
  2. Break down the lobster and dice the meat into 1/2 inch pieces.
  3. Char the tortillas in a dry skillet for 15-20 seconds on each side.
  4. Top each tortilla with some lobster, avocado salsa and a lime wedge on the side.
  5. Makes about 6-8 tacos depending on the amount of lobster in each taco.
  6. Serve extra avocado salsa with tortilla chips.
Recipe Type: Main, Seafood
http://girlinthelittleredkitchen.com/2014/07/lobster-tacos-avocado-salsa/

Lobster Tacos with Avocado Salsa from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen

Disclaimer: I was provide with a case of avocados from California Avocado for recipe development.  All opinions stated are my own.

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20 thoughts on “Lobster Tacos with Avocado Salsa

  1. Angela {Mind Over Batter}

    I loves me some lobstah! I wish avocadoes didn’t trigger my gag reflex. I love them so much and I can’t really eat them! I dunno… This pairing is making me say, To hell with my gag reflex – I want to try it!

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  2. Aly ~ Cooking In Stilettos

    Confession: I’m not a lobster gal at all – perhaps it was my cousin chasing me around with snapping lobsters when I was 4 or 5 that started my aversion (or the song Lobster Killah from Julie and Julia whenever I see one of their rubber banded claws in the market), but I’d love to make some grilled shrimp with this divine avocado salsa.

    A CASE of Avocados – now that is a fabulous delivery my friend 🙂

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  3. Cate @ Chez CateyLou

    I’m jealous of all the lobster in your childhood! Growing up in the midwest, we didn’t exactly have fresh lobster very often! These tacos look so amazing, what a perfect summer treat!

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  4. Carol at Wild Goose Tea

    Lobster is such a premium dish here on the west coast and most particularly in my small town, that I can’t even imagine eating a lobster taco with a nice chunky amount like you have in your photo. Wow. Double Wow

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  5. Nancy @ gottagetbaked

    Holy shizz Susan!!! I love lobster and avocado so much. Together?! That’s a killer meal. Lobster is pretty expensive in Vancouver. My family was talking just yesterday night about how we’d love to visit the Maritimes in Canada just so that we could eat our weight in lobster and seafood. Growing up near Maine must’ve been amazing for all that fresh lobster. If you need any help eating your way through that crate of avocados, just let me know 😉

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