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WOT Chef Series: Chef Jana’s Lobster Tacos

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Are you ready to watch Chef Jana, Camila and her Mother in Law cook some mouth-watering Lobster Tacos?

Welcome to week two of our August Chef Series on the Women of Today Instagram! This week, we are welcoming Chef Jana Volmuth as she shows us how to make her Lobster Tacos!

A note for this recipe: You don’t have to use lobster, any white fish will work and be equally as delicious.

We did have a few technical wifi difficulties when doing the LIVE, but all the recipe details are below so you can make your own!

Chef Jana's Lobster Tacos

Author Jana Volmuth

Equipment

  • Knife
  • Crackers
  • Pastry Brush
  • Saucepan
  • Blender
  • Grill
  • Pastry Brush
  • Tongs

Ingredients

Lobstersor Firm White Fish
  • 4 1 ¼ pound Par cooked lobsters or (1lb of lobster meat or 1 lb of firm whitefish) Bodies Split in half / cleaned. Claws Broken down.
  • Tangerine Honey for basting on the grill or regular honey
Salsa Rojo
  • 8oz Guajillo Chilies or Ancho dried chilis (these are larger whole dried chilis)
  • 2 tbsp Ghost Pepper Honey or hot pepper honey
  • 1 quart vegetable broth
  • Kosher Salt
  • Lime Juice
Grilled Peach Salsa
  • 4-5 Peaches
  • 2 Corn on the cob (kernels removed) or 1 cup of frozen corn
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp Chili Lime Powder (chili powder)
  • 1 bunch Cilantro
  • 2 Jalapenos
  • 2 Limes
Vegetable Slaw
  • 1 small Head green cabbage sliced on a mandolin or food processor
  • 2 medium Carrots sliced on a mandolin or food processor
  • 2 Garden cucumbers sliced on a mandolin or food processor
  • 3 Limes
  • Kosher Salt
  • Grilled scallions
Tortillas
  • Grill small corn tortillas

Instructions

Lobster/Fish Preparation
  • If using whole lobsters, split lobsters lengthwise in half with sharp kitchen knife. If you are using lobster meat or a firm white fish, move on to next step.
  • Mix 2 tablespoons of tangerine honey with 2 tablespoons water.
  • If grilling whole lobster, grill lobsters, brushing with honey water mixture only to caramelize and warm.  Cooking will be limited, be careful not to overcook.
  • If using lobster meat or firm white fish, drizzle honey water mixture and use a grill pan or a nonstick grilling sheet on your grill.
  • Once lobster or firm white fish is cooked or develops color, remove from heat, and set aside.
Salsa Roja Preparation
  • Clean dried peppers and discard stem and most seeds.
  • Place dried and cleaned pepper in small saucepan with broth and bring to a simmer.  Continue to simmer until peppers are softened.
  • Place peppers and minimal liquid in blender, add honey, salt and lime juice.  If necessary, use remaining broth to come to desired consistency.
Peach Salsa Preparation
  • Split the peaches in half, clean corn of husk and silk. If using frozen corn, you will skip the grilling the cob step.
  • Mix chili lime powder with vegetable oil and brush on peaches and corn until there are good char marks. Put whole jalapenos and halved limes on the grill just until plumped and slightly charred.
  • Chop peaches and jalapenos, slice corn off the cob (or add the frozen corn) and toss together. Chop fresh cilantro and add in. Season to taste.
Vegetable Slaw Preparation
  • Process all vegetables shaved thin with a mandolin or food processor. Draining vegetables on paper towels or clean kitchen cloth as you go. Toss with lime juice and salt
Tortillas & Scallions
  • Grill until puffed and slightly charred. Scallions chop and garnish.
  • Assemble Tacos and ENJOY!
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About Chef Jana Volmuth

Originally from Northern California, New England has been Jana’s home for 19 years. Jana was a local chef for 10 years and currently is the Director of Customer Service for Sid Wainer & Son. Jana holds her Bachelor of Science degree in Culinary Nutrition from Johnson & Wales University.

And finally, If you missed last week’s first Chef Series with Chef Ming, you can check it out here!