Lobster & celeriac remoulade

This festive make-ahead starter is perfect for a Christmas meal for two. Serve with crunchy toast and a scattering of dill for an impressive seafood dish

  • Prep:35 mins
    no cook
  • Serves 2
  • More effort

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 603
  • fat 42g
  • saturates 3g
  • carbs 5g
  • sugars 4g
  • fibre 7g
  • protein 48g
  • salt 3g


  • 1 small, whole cooked lobster (about 400g, defrosted if frozen)
  • ½ a small celeriac
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • splash of Tabasco
  • ½ small pack dill, chopped, reserving a few fronds to finish
  • toasted sourdough or your favourite bread, to serve (optional)


  1. To prepare the lobster, remove the roe if there is any (if you want to include it in the remoulade, set it aside). Twist off and peel the tail, halve lengthways, slice thickly and set aside. Crack the claws and try to remove the meat whole, setting it aside with the tail. Winkle out the rest of the meat from the knuckles and the legs, and keep separate.

  2. Pour the lemon juice into a bowl. Finely cut the celeriac into matchsticks, or coarsely grate or spiralize it. Tip it straight into the lemon juice and toss to prevent it browning. Add the mayo, mustard and Tabasco, season and mix well. Now stir in the broken bits of lobster meat, most of the roe (if using) and the chopped dill. Can be done 1 day ahead up to this point – keep in the fridge and remove 1 hr before serving.

  3. Neatly spoon the celeriac in the middle of two small plates. Arrange the lobster claw on one side and the tail meat on top and scatter with the dill fronds and the rest of the roe. Serve with toast, if you like.

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