There is nothing that epitomizes summer the best than the local briny lobsters that live wild along the Northeast coast. Shellfish rules the menus from Maine to Delaware and is a versatile source of protein during the warm summer months. Take advantage of the ocean's flavorful bounty and feel good about it's sustainability at the same time.

Spicy Lobster Salad

3 lbs. of cleaned lobster meat, tail and claw

1 stalk of celery, finely chopped

1 cup of red onion, finely chopped

1 tbsp of jalapeno, finely chopped

2 tbsp of sesame oil

1 tbsp of Vietnamese chili sauce

1 cup of lime juice

1 cup of safflower mayonnaise

salt and pepper

1 head of Bibb lettuce

1. Chop lobster meat into 2 inch cubes.

2. Mix remaining ingredients in a bowl and toss with the lobster meat. Keep chilled until ready to serve.

3. Serve in crisp lettuce cups.

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