Lobster Rose Petal Salad with Lemon Butter Dressing – Great Grandmother’s Recipe

Lobster Rose Petal Salad

Dressed Lobster and Rose Petal Salad

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When I was a little girl, my mother used to go on about how she loved going to her grandmother’s house when she would serve Lobster and Rose salad. I was always hoping that my mother would recreate the recipe, but she never did.

When my great-grandmother was making this salad, lobster was a lot less expensive. I decided that for my birthday, despite to cost, I would recreate Christina Jacobsen’s recipe myself.

I went to the market and bought a small lobster tail. I broiled it and put it on the table to cool before putting it in the refrigerator. All of a sudden, I heard a ker-plunk, looked up, and there was our Maine Coon cat, Mr. Rolo Monroe Knocker-Offer Boswell, looking guilty, with the end of the hot lobster tail in his mouth, trying to run off with it. I ran up to him and said “Hey, you can’t have that. That’s MY dinner!” I grabbed it, and washed it off. I don’t think he had gotten a chance to eat any of it.

Spane and I had the lobster and rose salad for my birthday dinner. When I tasted it, I could understand why my mother had gone on about how good it was. The combination of buttery lobster and astringent sweet rose was an incredible treat for my mouth. It was truly amazing!

If you are going to make this, get a rose or roses that have not been sprayed with pesticides. You also need to wash the rose to make sure that there are no little creatures or dirt on it.

: Lobster Rose Salad

Summary: My great-grandmother, Christina Jacobsen’s recipe



  1. Broil the lobster tail for about 10 minutes or until the shell is red and the meat is white.

    Mis En Place Lobster Rose Salad

  2. Let the lobster cool, then pick the meat off the shell. Put the meat in the refrigerator to completely cool. Don’t let the cat get it! Save the shell to make stock.
  3. When you are ready to serve, tear the lettuce into a large bowl.
  4. Remove any dead or crumpled petals from the rose and throw them away. Carefully tear the remaining petals off and put them in bowl with the lettuce.
  5. Add the cooled lobster.
  6. Toss with Lemon Butter dressing.

    Dressing and Salad

Quick notes

Because it has rose petals in it, this salad is very healthy for you. Don’t be afraid of eating roses!


You could substitute crab for the lobster, or if you have enough roses, omit the lettuce.

Preparation time: 1 hour(s)

Cooking time: 10 minute(s)

Diet type: Pescatarian

Number of servings (yield): 4

Culinary tradition: Danish

My rating 5 stars:  ★★★★★ 1 review(s)

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Recipe by Adrienne Boswell.
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This salad dressing is unique and delicious. It’s easy to make, and would go well with any seafood salad.

: Lemon Butter Dressing



  1. Whisk the lemon and mustard together.
  2. Whisking all the while, slowly add the butter.
  3. Continuously whisking, add the avocado oil and a pinch of salt.


If you don’t have avocado oil, use a light tasting oil, like peanut or grape seed oil. Do not use olive oil.

Preparation time: 2 minute(s)

Cooking time: 2 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 4

Culinary tradition: USA (Nouveau)

My rating 5 stars:  ★★★★★ 1 review(s)

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Recipe by Adrienne Boswell.
Microformatting by hRecipe.

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5 Responses to Lobster Rose Petal Salad with Lemon Butter Dressing – Great Grandmother’s Recipe

  1. Just wanted to let you know that I made this today and it was so delicious! Thank you so much for the recipe.

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    I know this is really boring and you are skipping to the next comment, but I just wanted to throw you a big thanks!