Fancy festive appetiser recipe: Crispy Lobster Cocktails

Published Tuesday, Dec 30 2014, 19:20 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Party season is in full swing and if you're entertaining over the festive period, why not make these delicious crispy lobster cocktails?

A twist on the traditional prawn cocktail dish, it adds lobster tails, tarragon and even a splash of vodka. While a sprinkling of breadcrumbs and dollop of tartar sauce finishes off this tasty appetiser.

Crispy lobster cocktail

© Asda


  • 17g shallots, finely sliced
  • 13g gherkin, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chives, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon tarragon, finely chopped
  • Splash of vodka
  • 175g Asda Extra Special Spicy Marie Rose sauce with Brandy
  • 100g prawn crackers
  • 150g breadcrumbs
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 250g seasoned plain flour
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • Extra Special Lobster Tails (one per portion)
  • Little Gem leaves, cherry tomatoes, cress and lemon wedges to serve


1 To make the tartar sauce, combine the shallots, gherkins, herbs and vodka in a bowl with the cocktail sauce.

2 To make the coating, crumb the prawn crackers and mix into the breadcrumbs and paprika.

3 Put the seasoned flour, beaten eggs and lobster coating into three separate bowls.

4 Shell and remove vein from the lobster. Cut each cooked lobster tail into 5 and dip pieces into the flour first, then the egg and the coating. Fry in a deep-fat fryer until golden Temperature 180°C (about 3-5mins).

5 Drain on kitchen paper and serve in a martini glass with a large tbsp. of the tartar sauce and garnish.

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

3-5 minutes

Nutrition Information

Makes 4

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