Firkin Lobster Tacos

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Firkin brings elegance to tacos.  Succulent lobster is mixed with chives and butter then lightly sauteed.  The mixture is combined with chipotle mayonnaise, queso fresco and pico de gallo in a crisp corn tortilla.  OMG!

Read more about Firkin gastropub below.

  • Prep15 min |
  • Total25 min |
  • Serves 4


  • Finish and Plate:
    • 1/4 cup sour cream
    • 1 cup shredded cabbage
    • 1/4 cup crumbled queso fresco
    • 1/4 cup chipotle mayonnaise (pureed tinned chipotles with adobo sauce, mayonnaise)
    • 1/4 cup pico de gallo (finely chopped tomatoes, onions, and cilantro) fresh or purchased
  • Lobster Mixture:
  • Prepare Tortillas:
    • 4 each corn Tortillas
    • 1 1/2 cups peanut oil for frying


Prepare Tortillas:

Heat peanut oil in a pot large enough to submerge a tortilla fryer by 2 inches 375F.

Load tortilla fryer basket with 4” corn tortillas and fry until crisp.  These can just be pan fried rather than "deep fried".

Drain tortillas on a plate lined with paper toweling.  Keep warm.

Lobster Mixture:

In a sauté pan, toss chopped lobster, diced tomatoes, and chives in olive oil then add the garlic butter to finish the lobster mixture.

Finish and Plate:

Place one tortilla on each of 4 warmed plates.  Top each tortilla with 1/4 of the lobster mixture, shredded cabbage, pico de gallo. The top with sour cream, queso fresco and chipotle mayonnaise.

Serve with a big smile and a glass of dry Riesling or fine Pilsner beer.

About Firkin
Since 1998, Firkin of Libertyville has remained one of the top gastropubs in the Chicagoland area offering superior food and drink. They are well known for their Akaushi hamburgers or their “Award Winning” Mac and Cheese, with aged Wisconsin cheddar, spinach, mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, artichokes, walnuts, and truffle oil

Firkin’s simple, beer-centric concept of pairing unique craft brews with seasonal food has won acclaim from locals and experts alike, including being named as one of the 150 Top Beer Bars by DRAFT Magazine.

Firkin is located at 515 North Milwaukee Avenue, Libertyville, Illinois and can be reached at (847) 367-6168.

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