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Japanese Lobster Salad with Spicy Ponzu Sauce

The Ponzu sauce used in this lobster salad gives a spicy twist to the classic Japanese condiment. When using our HPP lobster, you can put this delicious dish together in no time at all.

20 minutes

4 minutes

30 minutes

Servings: 2

Japanese Lobster Salad Ingredients

  • HPP Lobster (tails & claws: 2-4 oz each, knuckles, legs – thawed)
  • Spicy Ponzu Sauce (see below)
  • Avocado (half; sliced)
  • Honey-crisp apple (one; sliced)
  • English cucumber (quarter; sliced)
  • Pickled ginger
  • Serrano chili (sliced; can sub jalapeño)
  • Scallion (chopped)
  • Sesame seeds
  • Shiso leaves
  • Thai basil
  • Sesame oil

Spicy Ponzu Sauce Ingredients

  • Sweet chili sauce (250ml)
  • 100 ml Ponzu vinegar (can substitute seasoned rice vinegar)
  • 100 ml soy sauce
  • 1 Thai chili
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon chopped ginger


  1. Prepare the Spicy Ponzu Sauce. Combine all ingredients in blender; puree, then pass through a fine sieve and reserve.
  2. Steam lobster pieces until reaching an internal temperature of 73° C / 165° F (approximately 3-4 minutes). Reserve and chill. Slice tail into large bite-size pieces.
  3. For assembly. Begin assembling in mixing bowl. Combine lobster, avocado, apple & cucumber; add enough spicy ponzu to coat.
  4. Transfer to two plates, layering the lobster, avocado, cucumber & apple carefully. Spoon over ponzu to taste. Garnish with pickled ginger, chopped scallion, Shiso leaves, Thai basil, and sesame oil.

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