Lobster Club with Green Onion Dressing, Crispy Ham & Arugula

May 24, 2014
Summer, Lunch, Pork, Seafood, Sandwiches

Serves: 4

Crispy Ham
½ cup canola oil
4 slices thinly sliced country ham
1. Heat the oil in a large sauté pan over high heat until the oil begins to shimmer.
2. Carefully add 2 slices of the ham at a time and cook until crispy on both sides, about 2 minutes.
3. Remove to a plate line with paper towels.

Green Onion Dressing
¼ cup mayonnaise
3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
2 teaspoons honey
¼ cup canola oil
5 green onions, green and pale green part, chopped
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Combine the vinegar, mayonnaise, honey and oil in a blender and blend until combined and season with salt and pepper. Add the green onion and pulse a few times just to incorporate…not to puree, should be specks of green in the dressing. Scrape into a bowl.

Lobster Salad
¾ cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 heaping tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 heaping tablespoon whole grain mustard
1 small stalk celery, thinly sliced
2 green onions, green and pale green part, thinly sliced
¼ cup finely diced red onion
¼ cup finely chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 ½ pounds fresh lobster meat, chopped
1 ½ cups baby arugula
8 (1/2-inch) slices of Pullman bread or brioche lightly toasted
Green Onion Dressing
Crispy Ham

1. Whisk together the mayonnaise, lemon juice, mustards, celery, green onion, red onion and parsley in a medium bowl and season with salt and pepper. Fold in the lobster meat until combined.

2. Spread each slice of bread with some of the green onion dressing. Divide half of the arugula among 4 slices of the bread. Top the arugula with some of the lobster salad, a slice of crisp ham and place the remaining arugula on top of the ham and top with the remaining bread.