Corn Waffles with Warm Lobster Salad for a Summer Brunch


“Brunch:  the socially acceptable excuse to drink before noon.”  Anonymous

“Brunch for me, is an extended breakfast that should be enjoyed whenever you have time properly to engage in cooking and eating.” Yotam Ottolenghi

Throwing a brunch is one of our favorite ways to entertain in a more relaxed way.  Throwing a brunch in the garden, well, that puts me in my happy place!

A year ago Prince Charming dropped the hint he’d really love to try these corn waffles with warm lobster salad from Boston restaurateur Jeremy Sewall.  Corn season had already passed so I filed the recipe and I waited until fresh corn and lobster were in season again to try it.  It was the star of a recent summer brunch menu where it won rave reviews.  It is a quintessential summer dish.  The waffles, chock full of freshly shucked corn, were outstanding.  Topped with lobster salad?  Out of this world!  Thick, fluffy and with a terrific texture, these waffles were the best I ever tasted.  I added pancetta and Old Bay seasoning to the original lobster salad recipe and more herbs to the crème fraîche.  The lobster salad comes together in minutes and was a fresh, light addition to a more traditional waffle meal. Continue reading