Fried Lobster Po Boy Cheeseburgers

(Family Features) Celebrating summer with sizzling meals starts with tender, juicy cuts of meat that take center stage when dining on the patio or firing up the grill. Call over the neighbors or simply enjoy family time with your nearest and dearest by savoring the flavor of warm weather meals.

Burger lovers can show off their summer cooking skills with this recipe for Fried Lobster Po Boy Cheeseburgers from Omaha Steaks Executive Chef David Rose.

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Fried Lobster Po Boy Cheeseburgers

Recipe courtesy of Omaha Steaks Executive Chef David Rose
Prep time: about 20 minutes
Cook time: about 20 minutes
Servings: 2

Pimento Remoulade:
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 1/2 tablespoons minced pimentos
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon minced bread and butter pickles
1 pepperoncino, seeded and minced
1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
3 dashes hot sauce
kosher salt, to taste

Fried Lobster Tails:
Vegetable oil, for frying
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 large egg
1 tablespoon water
2 dashes hot sauce
1/4 cup potato chips, finely blended in food processor
1/3 cup panko breadcrumbs
1 tablespoon minced flat leaf Italian parsley
2 Omaha Steaks Cold Water Lobster Tails (5 ounces each)

1 pound Omaha Steaks Premium Ground Beef
salt, to taste
freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 brioche buns
2 slices yellow cheddar cheese
3 leaves romaine lettuce, shredded

To make pimento remoulade: In a small bowl, mix mayonnaise, pimentos, mustard, pickles, pepperoncino, paprika, garlic powder, black pepper, lemon juice, and hot sauce until well incorporated. Season with salt, to taste.

To make fried lobster tails: Preheat the grill to 400 F and add oil to a 10-inch cast-iron pan, about 1/2-inch deep.

In a medium bowl, whisk flour, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, garlic powder, and smoked paprika until well incorporated. Set aside.

In a separate medium bowl, whisk egg, water, and hot sauce. Set aside.

In the third medium bowl, whisk potato chips, panko breadcrumbs, and parsley until well incorporated. Set aside.

Cut lobster tails in half lengthwise, remove meat from the shell, and season with remaining kosher salt and black pepper.

Toss halved lobster tails in the flour mixture first, egg mixture second and potato chip mixture third, coating thoroughly.

Fry lobster tails for 3-4 minutes on each side until golden-brown and cooked through. Close grill lid between flipping.

To make cheeseburgers: Preheat grill to 450 F using direct heat. Form ground beef into two 1/2-pound patties, each about 1/2-inch thick.

Using your thumb, make a dimple in the center of each patty to help cook evenly.

Season both sides of the burger with salt and pepper, to taste. Spread butter on each cut-side of the buns.

Grill burgers 4-5 minutes per side for medium doneness.

Add one slice of cheddar cheese to each burger, close the lid, and grill for about 30 seconds to melt the cheese. Remove patties from grill to clean plate. Place buns cut-sides down on grill grates and toast 20-30 seconds, or until well toasted, being careful to avoid burning.

To assemble: Place the desired amount of remoulade on buns. Place cheeseburgers on the bottom buns. Top each with two fried lobster tail halves. Place a handful of shredded lettuce on lobster tails. Top with buns.


Source: Omaha Steaks