Sep 2, 2020

Lobster & Bacon Tacos with Old Bay Crema

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
These tacos filled with sweet, succulent Maine lobster meat, crispy bits of bacon, creamy avocado and finely shredded crunchy cabbage are a new summer favorite of mine.

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Lobster & Bacon Tacos with Old Bay Crema

These tacos filled with sweet, succulent Maine lobster meat, crispy bits of bacon, creamy avocado and finely shredded crunchy cabbage are a new summer favorite of mine. I top them off with a mixture using the east coast favorite, Old Bay® Seasoning, combining it with sour cream and mayonnaise for a zesty sauce. If you’ve never tasted Old Bay Seasoning, it’s a blend of savory spices like celery salt, bay leaf, mustard powder and black pepper among others, and it’s commonly used to flavor seafood like crab, lobster and other shellfish.

While you can easily substitute in 1 pound of any type of lobster meat if you are starting with a whole lobster or only have access to tails, I love the presentation of the claws in the tacos and the sweet, tender meat.

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LOBSTER & BACON TACOS WITH OLD BAY CREMA

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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Serves 4

Ingredients:

For the Old Bay crema: 

  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay® seasoning 
  • 1 teaspoon paprika

For the lobster & bacon filling:

  • 1 pound thick-cut bacon
  • 1 pound cooked knuckle and claw Maine lobster meat, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 8 small corn tortillas, warmed
  • 2 cups finely shredded green cabbage
  • 2 medium Haas avocados, pitted peeled and sliced 

Instructions:

For the Old Bay crema: 

  • In a medium mixing bowl whisk together the sour cream, mayonnaise, Old Bay, paprika and 2 tablespoons of water until combined. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. 

For the lobster & bacon filling: 

  • Add the bacon to a large non-stick skillet. Heat over medium heat, cooking until the bacon fat is rendered and the bacon is crispy, about 5 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to remove the bacon to a paper towel lined plate.
  • In a medium bowl gently mix together the lobster, butter and cooked bacon until combined.
  • Top each tortilla with a small handful of the cabbage and top with a scoop of the lobster and bacon. Top with slices of avocado and drizzle with the old bay crema. Serve immediately. 

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