Lobster Salad with Watercress

Lobster Salad ~ Super Salads

There’s a reason why this seafood is always the most expensive item on the menu, it even tastes rich!

In addition to offering a good, low-fat source of protein (key for healthy hair growth), shellfish contain high amounts of zinc, a mineral which helps prevent acne and boost your immune function.

Health Benefits of Lobsters

Firstly, they're low in fat content, making them one of the best choices for health thinking people.

The high content of protein makes this seafood beneficial, especially for athletes.

They're low in cholesterol and thereby, they assist in maintaining triglyceride levels in the body and keeping the heart healthy.

Like other seafoods, these crustaceans are also a good source of omega 3-fatty acids that are essential for the proper functioning of the heart and brain.

These fatty acids help in lowering the risk of arrhythmia, which can lead to sudden cardiac deaths.

Furthermore, the compounds found within facilitate in reducing the growth rate of atherosclerotic plaque and lowering the blood pressure.

They can be very effective in preventing various health disorders such as osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, cardiovascular disease, colon cancer and chronic conditions involving bone, connective tissue, heart and blood vessels.

The zinc found in these decadent crustaceans is necessary for increasing activities of the brain, boosting the immune system and preventing loss of vision.

In addition, this mineral also effectively heals injuries in body tissues.

Phosphorus, found in abundance in this seafood, aids in the formation of teeth and bones.

It also facilitates the rate of metabolism, enhances the functioning of kidneys and lessens joint pain.

Being a great source of vitamin-B12, they also help in maintaining the red blood cells and nerve cells.

It improves the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and prevents other neurological problems.

Lobsters possess the trace element, selenium, which is beneficial for triggering the activity of thyroid glands as well as the immune system.

Selenium is known to protect the body cells against free radicals during the process of metabolism, apart from monitoring the oxidation of cholesterol to prevent coronary artery disease.

Also good, are oysters, clams and mussels.

In this amazingly decadent salad, fennel, sun-dried tomatoes and fresh herbs, form the perfect complement to the sumptuous seafood.

Ingredients:

1 lg. egg

1 lg. egg yolk

2 tsp. Dijon mustard

Zest and juice of 1 lemon

1 3/4 c. vegetable oil

3 Tbs. chopped dill and/or chives

Sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper

1/2 red onion, very thinly sliced

1 tsp. red wine vinegar

4 cooked lobster tails

1 large bunch of watercress, tough stalks removed

1/2 fennel bulb, very thinly sliced

8 sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and chopped

chervil, dill, or chives, to garnish

Preparation;

# 1 To make the dressing, combine the egg, egg yolk, mustard, and lemon zest and juice in a food processor.

Slowly add the oil.

Add the dill and season.

Transfer to a bowl, cover, and refrigerate.

# 2 Combine the red onion and vinegar in a bowl.

Let stand for 10 minutes.

Drain well.

Remove the seafood meat from the shell, and chop it into large chunks.

Divide the watercress among 4 plates and add the fennel, onion, tomatoes and seafood; drizzle with the dressing.

Serve with more dressing served on the side.

Note:

Use your imagination and you'll find this salad is equally great with other substitute super seafoods, such as crab, Pollock or even scallops.

Wonderful!

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