In a saucepan
, over medium heat, combine the vanilla bean, pulp and oil. Bring to a simmer
and cook for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat, cool completely and strain
In a food processor
, fitted with a metal blade, combine the egg, mustard, tarragon and lemon
. Process until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. With the machine running, add 1 cup of the vanilla oil slowly, in a steady stream. Process until the mixture is thick and creamy. Remove and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Can be made the day ahead of time.
In a mixing bowl, combine the lobster, potatoes, onions
. Season with salt and pepper. Toss well. Fold in the vanilla bean emulsion
. Mix well. In another mixing bowl, toss the maiche with the remaining vanilla oil. Season with salt and pepper.
To serve, place the greens in the center of each serving plate. Mound the lobster salad in the center of each plate of greens
with parsley. Serve the croutons with the salad.
*RAW EGG WARNING
Food Network Kitchens suggest caution in consuming raw and lightly-cooked eggs
due to the slight risk of Salmonella
or other food-borne illness. To reduce this risk, we recommend you use only fresh, properly-refrigerated, clean, grade A or AA eggs with intact shells, and avoid contact between the yolks or whites and the shell.