Improvised lobster and mango

lobster and mango

Lately something strange happened, due to various reasons I seem to have lost my food mojo. I wasn’t even interested in what I ate, just had some fuel to keep going. I had time set aside over Easter but no real interest so I took a bit of a break. This morning when I woke up the sun was shining and I was really hungry. All of the sudden I wanted to cook again. I wanted to try new things and I had a ripe mango that I through I would use.


I went on my Saturday shopping round and saw the first local lobster of the season.




I new I had to buy one, they were caught last night and cooked in the morning, it can’t get fresher than that. I remembered the mango and an image I had seen of lobster and mango. There was no further description so I improvised.


Mango sauce 

preparation time 5 minutes 

cooking time 0 minutes 

serves 4


  • 1 ripe mango, peeled and stone removed
  • 2 tbsp citrus vinegar
  • juice of 1/2 lime

Cut the mango in to chunks and blitz until smooth in the blender.




Add the lime juice and the citrus vinegar.


Citrus vinegar citrus vinegar


Taste and set aside until you are ready to serve.


Take the lobster out of the shell and place it in the fridge until serving.


lobster meat


Plate up the lobster with sliced mango, chilli, blood orange and serve. I liked the mix of the mango sauce and the fresh mango and it worked with the lobster.


lobster and mango


One lobster went a long way. The first lobster of the season was delicious.









17 Responses to “Improvised lobster and mango”
  1. Looks amazing! Hope now you have your appetite back 🙂

    • petra08 says:

      hi Nicole
      it never stays away for very long and it seems to be back full on! Thank you for stopping by and your lovely comment 🙂

  2. Nomnom. Yes, please! 🍓

  3. weebluemixer says:

    Oh no sometimes that happens, we lose our motivation or interest. Life can do that to you and sometimes its good to have a wee break too. However glad you’ve got ur mojo back and with a great dish too!

    • petra08 says:

      hello! I think the rest of life got in the way but luckily it doesn’t happen too often! The break did me good and yepp, am back! Have a lovely weekend and I am glad you liked the dish 🙂

  4. I think when the sun shines it changes everything!

  5. jackcollier7 says:

    Nice Petra, good looking dish. Kudos

  6. So happy you got your cooking mojo back and this dish is truly inspired, LOVE lobster and mango never thought of putting them together but I can almost taste how delicious it is.

    • petra08 says:

      hi Suzanne
      I would be more prone to pair seafood with citrus but the mango worked with the vinegar and the added chilli. The picture I saw was so nice I knew I had to give it a go!
      Lobster is always a treat and I was so excited to see the first one of the season! 🙂

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