One of Café L’Europe’s summer staples, the Shrimp and Lobster “Sunflower” Salad on a Belgian Endive is a bestseller at the St. Armands Circle eatery.
In January, it was a crowd favorite at Forks & Corks 2016, just as restaurateur Betsie Coolidge expected. The recipe wows Café L’Europe patrons regularly.
“This dish is delicious, crisp, luscious and a true taste of luxury,” Coolidge says. “Nestled on a bed of crushed ice, the Belgian endive is filled with perfect Maine lobster and fresh gulf shrimp, and seasoned to perfection.”
The salad recipe includes lobster meat (with claw pieces), diced celery, fresh lemon juice and zest, and house-made mayonnaise. It is a refreshing blend for warm-weather dining. And, of course, it has plenty of aesthetic appeal.
“Made to look like a large chrysanthemum, with the filling in the center and the endive serving as ‘petals,’ this is a striking display,” Coolidge says.
Café L’Europe | 431 St. Armands Circle, Sarasota | 941-388-4415 | cafeleurope.net
Author: Abby Weingarten
Photo Courtesy of www.dinesarasota.com