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Lobster Bites with Homemade Tartar Sauce

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Ingredients

  • Lobster Bites:
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp ground dry mustard
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 (4-oz) lobster tails
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • Tartar Sauce:
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp capers, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup dill pickle relish
  • 1 (canned) whole roasted red pepper, diced
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 tsp Old Bay seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper

Details

Adapted from qvc.com

Preparation

Step 1

To prepare the tartar sauce, whisk together all the ingredients listed above in a medium-size mixing bowl; refrigerate until ready to use.

To prepare the lobster bites, first preheat a deep fryer to 350®F (or fill a deep-sided pan with oil and set the temperature to medium-high).

Combine the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt, sugar, dry mustard, and garlic powder in a large mixing bowl. In a separate smaller mixing bowl, combine the milk and the egg. Incorporate the milk and egg mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients and whisk to combine.

Remove the lobster meat from each shell and cut each tail into four pieces. Coat the lobster in the flour and then the batter. Fry, in three batches, for 5-6 minutes. Serve immediately with the chilled tartar sauce.

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