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Pineapple Salad Surprise, McCall's🍍

I just received a PRISTINE-condition 1974 boxed edition of McCall's Great American Recipe Card Collection from a seller on Etsy and so must share a first recipe! Note the classy sauce: mayo, "catsup," Cointreau, port! Not THAT's dining sophistication! And you will note: only ROCK lobster tails will do. 🦞


2 medium pineapples

2 apples

2 (8-oz size) boiled rock lobster tails

1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon, or 1 teaspoon dried tarragon leaves

1 tablespoon chopped parsley


½ cup mayonnaise

¼ cup catsup

2 tablespoons Cointreau

1 tablespoon port

Flowers, optional

Cut pineapples lengthwise into quarters, right through fronds. Remove and discard cores.

Scoop out pineapple, leaving shells intact.

 Core and pare apples. Remove lobster from shells. Cut lobster meat, apples, and pineapple into 1-inch cubes. Combine in medium bowl with tarragon and parsley; toss to blend.

Refrigerate, covered, several hours, or until well chilled.

 Make Sauce: In small bowl, combine mayonnaise, catsup, Cointreau, and port; mix well. Refrigerate, covered, until well chilled.

 To serve, lightly toss lobster-fruit mixture and sauce to mix well. Divide evenly into pineapple shells. If desired, decorate each with a flower.

Makes 8 servings.


For the playlist while you cook:

Rock Lobster 🦞

The B-52's

We were at a party His earlobe fell in the deep Someone reached in and grabbed it It was a rock lobster Rock lobster Rock lobster

We were at the beach Everybody had matching towels Somebody went under a dock And there they saw a rock It wasn't a rock It was a rock lobster Rock lobster Rock lobster Rock lobster Rock lobster

Motion in the ocean His air hose broke Lots of trouble Lots of bubble He was in a jam S'in a giant clam Rock rock Rock lobster Down, down Lobster rock Lobster rock Let's rock!

Boys in bikinis Girls in surfboards Everybody's rockin' Everybody's fruggin'

Twistin' 'round the fire Havin' fun Bakin' potatoes Bakin' in the sun

Put on your noseguard Put on the Lifeguard Pass the tanning butter Here comes a stingray There goes a manta-ray In walked a jelly fish There goes a dog-fish Chased by a cat-fish In flew a sea robin Watch out for that piranha There goes a narwhal Here comes a bikini whale! Rock lobster 🦞 Rock lobster 🦞 Rock lobster 🦞 Rock lobster 🦞

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