Food & Drink

Lobster fingers in their Prime

My husband and I decided to try the new chophouse, 1705 Prime, where the old Michael Dean's used to be. We ordered Lobster Fingers as an appetizer, and they were so delicious! I was wondering if you could try to get that recipe? They're amazing! - J.M., Raleigh

Having sampled for ourselves this delightful dish at 1705 Prime (1705 E. Millbrook Road; 850-2340;, we here at Specialty of the House were also eager to get our, um, fingers on the recipe. Executive chef Todd Ohle, whose star-studded resume includes a degree from the Culinary Institute of America and work as private chef for many Miami Beach residences (including the home of the late Gianni Versace), is happy to oblige. Ohle also shares the recipe for the Sherry Vinaigrette that accompanies the Lobster Fingers at 1705 Prime, and which also makes a fine salad dressing.

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Sherry Vinaigrette

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