lobster salad with purple potato foam and italian caviar

prep time:  tbd
cook time:  tbd
servings:  4

4 1/4 cups water

1 carrot - chopped
1 onion - chopped
1 cup white wine
salt and pepper to taste
1 lobster
mixed loose leaf salad

fresh mixed sprouts
edible flowers
extra-virgin olive oil
2 medium purple potatoes
fresh thyme

fresh majoram
2 white wine vinegar

2 artichokes
black caviar

1.  place the water, carrot, onion, white wine and salt and pepper to taste in a large saucepan.  bring to boil. drop in the lobster and simmer for 4 minutes.  remove the lobster from the broth, remove its shell, and cut the tail in half, then in 1-inch medallions.  set aside.

2.  place the mixed loose leaf salad, fresh mixed sprouts and edible flowers in a bowl and dress with vinaigrette made of 1 part lemon to 2 parts extra virgin olive oil.  set aside.

3.  peel the potatoes and cut in half.  place in a saucepan of cold water and bring to the boil.  simmer for approximately 20 minutes or until cooked.  drain.  mash the potatoes together with a little olive oil and salt, pepper to taste.  place the mashed potatoes in a canister, close the canister and charge it with a N2O catridge.  set aside.

4.  2hisk together salt, 1 tablespoon olive oil, thyme and majoram to make a sauce.  set aside.

5.  clean and trim artichokes removing tough outer leaves and its heart.  combine 2 cups water and white wine vinegar in a saucepan and bring to a boil.  add the artichokes and boil for 20 minutes or until just tender. drain and cut into quarters.  set aside.

6.  to assemble the salad, place the lobster pieces under a salamander or warming grill for 2 minutes.  arrange lobster pieces in the middle of the serving plates and dress with the sauce.  decorate each plate on one side with a shot of purple potato foam and garnish the foam with a teaspoon of black caviar.  place a handful of dressed salad on the other side of each plate and arrange the artichoke quarters over the salad.  complete the plates with a light sprinkling of maldon salt.

- goop, septemeber 2011; terrazza danieli

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