Chef Of The Month Kent Rathbun Of Abacus

The renowned chef shares his recipe for Lobster Scallion "Shooters."

Lobster Scallion “Shooters”
(serves 8) (prep time: 2 hrs)

Chef of the Month Kent Rathbun

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sesame oil, garlic, shallot, lemongrass, ginger, lobster meat, tamari soy sauce, mint, basil, dumplings wrappers, eggs, peanut oil

For the dumplings
2 oz.         sesame oil
4 cloves    garlic “minced
2 each      shallot “minced
1 stalk       lemongrass “minced
2 oz.         ginger “peeled and minced
1 lb.          lobster meat “chopped fine
1/4 cup      tamari soy sauce
2 tlb          mint “chopped
2 tlb          basil “chopped
32 pieces   dumplings wrappers
2 each       eggs “whipped
3/4 quart    peanut oil

1. In a medium saute pan, saute the garlic, shallots, lemongrass, and ginger in sesame oil until slightly browned.
2. Remove from heat and transfer to mixing bowl. Then fold in the lobster meat, soy sauce, sambal, scallions, mint, and basil.
3. Lay out dumpling wrappers evenly on a flat surface, then brush a thin layer of egg on each wrapper.
4. Place a small amount of the mixture in the center of the wrapper.
5. Then fold the edges of the wrappers up around the mixture and squeeze the edges to seal the dumpling.
6. Deep fry dumplings in peanut oil until golden brown at 350 degrees.

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