Turkey Tenderloin Stuffed with Lobster, Basil and Tomatoes



12 Large tomatoes

1 tbsp kosher salt

2 Bunches fresh basil leaves, washed and dried

1 lb lobster meat, cooked

1 Gram saffron threads

1/2 c fresh lemon juice

4 c mango, peeled and cut into chunks

1-1/2 tsp freshly ground white pepper

1 tbsp kosher salt

1/4 tsp ground cayenne

3 c extra virgin olive oil

2 tbsp fresh garlic, minced

1-1/2 tbsp fresh lemon juice

1/2 c commercial heavy-duty mayonnaise

1 Medium ripe avocado, peeled and pitted

1 c extra virgin olive oil


1-1/2 c pure olive oil

6 Medium ripe avocados, peeled and pitted

4-1/2 lbs spring salad mix or mesclun


Lobster, Basil & Tomato Stuffing

Peel, seed and dice tomatoes to 1/4-inch pieces. Toss in a bowl with salt. Let sit for 30 minutes, tossing occasionally.

Cover with cold water, stir and drain well. Lay on paper towels and pat dry. Transfer to a bowl, cover and chill.

Par boil basil for 30 seconds in lightly salted boiling water; refresh in ice cold water. Drain, squeeze well and chop finely. Add to chopped tomatoes.

Dice lobster into 1/3-inch cubes and mix well with basil and tomatoes. Cover and reserve in refrigerator.

Mango Dressing

Crumble saffron threads into lemon juice and steep for 10 minutes.

Puree mango and place in bowl. Whisk white pepper, salt, cayenne and lemon juice/saffron mixture into mango puree.

Whisk in olive oil. Cover, chill and reserve.

Avocado Aioli

Whisk garlic and lemon juice into mayonnaise. Mash the pulp of avocado into mayonnaise mixture.

Whisk in olive oil. Thin with cold water if necessary.

Turkey Tenderloins

Trim ends of tenderloins to form even edges. Make a 1/2-inch wide cut in each from end to end and stuff with equal portions of lobster mixture. Season lightly with salt and pepper.

For each tenderloin, heat 1-tablespoon pure olive oil in a sauté pan and cook on one side for 3 minutes in an uncovered pan. Turn and cook for 2-½ minutes. Remove and let rest for 3-4 minutes.


Dice avocados into 1/2-inch pieces.

For each tenderloin, combine 1/24 portion of avocado and salad mix. Toss with 1-1/2 tablespoons Mango Dressing and place at back half of dinner plate.

Spoon 1-1/2 ounces Mango Dressing onto the uncovered area of plate. Cut each tenderloin into 1/4 to 1/3-inch slices. Overlap slices against salad. Spoon 1 tablespoon Avocado Aioli next to tenderloin slices.

Nutrition Facts

Total Calories 870

Total Fat 64 g

Saturated Fat 9 g

Cholesterol 160 g

Sodium 530 mg

Potassium 783 mg

Total Carbohydrates 15 g

Dietary Fiber 6 g

Sugars 7 g

Protein 63 g

% Daily Protein 70

% Daily Vitamin C 60

% Daily Calcium 10

% Daily Iron 30