Starter Recipe

Starter canapés

Lobster croquettes

Makes 10, please scale ingredients accordingly


  • 300g cooked shelled lobster -chopped
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 spring onions finely sliced
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp smoked paprika
  • Small bunch flat leaf parsley
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 50g panko bread crumbs
  • Vegetable oil to deep fry
  • To Coat
  • 2 eggs-beaten
  • 150g panko bread crumbs
  • Lime mayonnaise
  • 2 limes
  • 2 eggs yolks
  • ½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • 10g chardonnay vinegar
  • 400ml light olive oil
  • salt

To serve

As canape on sharing board or 4 per plate with piped mayonnaise.


Sauté spring onions in butter in a frying pan over high heat until softened. Transfer to a large bowl. Add mustard, garlic powder, Pcayenne pepper, smoked paprika, salt, lobster, 1 egg, and 1/4 cup panko and stir until blended.
Form mixture into balls and set them on an oiled baking sheet. Whisk remaining egg with 2 tbsp. water on a small plate.
Put remaining 1/2 cup panko on another plate. Dip balls in egg, then roll in panko.
Heat vegetable oil to 350 degrees. Deep fry in batches, turning often, until medium brown, 4 minutes.
Transfer croquettes to paper towels.

Lime Mayonaise: Remove the zest from both of the limes and cut in half. Place cut-side down in a hot, dry pan until blackened.
Allow to cool.

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