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Watermelon Soup with Fresh Lobster

Watermelon Soup with Fresh Lobster
Eric O'Neill

This soup combines the cool sweetness of watermelon and the spice of ginger with the fresh saltiness of lobster for a flavor combination that is sure to wow guests at your next summer party. This recipe is very simple to execute and can be made a day ahead of time. Add the lump crap meat when you are ready to serve. Serve as a starter before a simple grilled dinner or substitute fresh peaches for the lobster as a dessert.

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Ingredients

  • 6 Cups diced seedless watermelon
  • 1 Tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1/2 Cup lime juice
  • 8 -10 mint leaves, plus more for chiffonade garnish
  • 6 Ounces fresh lobster meat
  • 4 Tablespoons olive oil
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • Fine sea salt and freshly ground white pepper, to taste

Directions

Place the watermelon, ginger, ½ cup lime juice, and mint leaves in a blender and purée until smooth. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Lightly dress the lobster meat with the olive oil, lime juice, salt, and pepper. Plate 2 tablespoons of lobster in the center of the soup bowls (using a ring mold if available) and pour the watermelon soup around the lobster; garnish with mint and the sprouts, if using, and serve immediately.

Nutritional Facts
Servings6
Calories Per Serving155
Total Fat9g15%
Sugar10gN/A
Saturated1g7%
Cholesterol36mg12%
Protein6g12%
Carbs14g5%
Vitamin A43µg5%
Vitamin B120.4µg5.9%
Vitamin B60.1mg5.5%
Vitamin C20mg33%
Vitamin D0.3IU0.1%
Vitamin E2mg8%
Vitamin K6µg7%
Calcium40mg4%
Fiber0.9g3.5%
Folate (food)10µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)10µg2%
Iron0.5mg3.1%
Magnesium28mg7%
Monounsaturated7gN/A
Niacin (B3)0.8mg3.8%
Phosphorus67mg10%
Polyunsaturated1gN/A
Potassium261mg7%
Sodium503mg21%
Zinc1mg8%
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