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Chef Matthew L. Lewis Recipes - 75 Main Restaurant Lounge Club, Southampton, Long Island, NY, USA PDF Print E-mail
Written by Debra C. Argen   

Chef Matthew L. Lewis - 75 Main Restaurant Lounge Club, Southampton, Long Island, New York, USA Executive Chef Matthew L. Lewis of 75 Main Restaurant Lounge Club  in Southampton, Long Island, New York shares a delicious taste of the restaurant with his recipes for  Crab Cakes with Chili Lime Tartar Sauce and Guacamole, and Sesame Crusted Tuna with Green Papaya Slaw.  This chic and trendy restaurant owned by Zach Erdem opened in June 2010 and is a hot spot in Southampton.


Excellent food and an attractive, welcoming ambience are the winning combination and the driving forces behind 75 Main Restaurant Lounge Club's success. With owner Zach Erdem's vision and native Long-Islander Executive Chef Matthew L. Lewis' varied menu, the restaurant has developed a steady clientele of regulars, along with newcomers who are attracted to the restaurant as well as the lounge and club after the dinner hour.  

75 Main Restaurant Lounge Club, Southampton, Long Island, New York - Photo by Luxury Experience
75 Main Restaurant Lounge Club

I had dinner at the restaurant in mid-January 2011 and had the opportunity to meet with Zach Erdem, as well as interview Chef Matthew L. Lewis, who has been with the restaurant since it opened in June 2010. Speaking with Chef Matthew L. Lewis, he feels that it is important to research new trends, new products, and try new things to keep the restaurant exciting. He honed his craft in culinary school, working at top restaurants in New York and Long Island, and takes continuing professional courses from the Culinary Institute of America to learn new techniques and trends. He also believes in listening to his team who bring international backgrounds to the kitchen, as he always enjoys learning from his staff and encouraging them as they hone their own careers. 

Chef Matthew L. Lewis - 75 Main Restaurant Lounge Club - Southampton, Long Island, New York
Chef Matthew L. Lewis

He appreciates the close proximity to fresh produce from the nearby farms, to the artisanal goat cheese producers, and of course, to excellent fish and seafood. When not working in the kitchen and developing new recipes for the restaurant, Chef Matthew L. Lewis indulges his passion for scuba diving and fishing on Long Island, as well as in Puerto Rico, Jamaica, and Cozumel.   

75 Main Restaurant Lounge Club Menu 

Crab Cakes with Chili Lime Tartar Sauce and Guacamole
Sesame Crusted Tuna with Green Papaya Slaw   

Crab Cake - 75 Main Restaurant Lounge Club, Southampton, Long Island, New York 

Crab Cakes
For 3 People  

Ingredients for the Crab Cakes:  

1 Pound (454 gm) Jumbo Lump Crabmeat
1 Teaspoon Red Onion, finely diced
1 Teaspoon Celery, finely diced
3 Tablespoons Colman's Dry Mustard
2 Tablespoons Meyer Lemon, freshly juiced
1 Cup Panko Breadcrumbs
    White Pepper, to taste
 
Method: Combine all ingredients except Panko breadcrumbs and form into 3-ounce balls being careful not to break up the crabmeat too much. Coat the crab balls with the Panko breadcrumbs and form into ½-inch thick individual cakes. Place into a storage container and refrigerate immediately; remember this is fish we are working with here.  

Chili Lime Tarter Sauce  

Ingredients: 

¼ Teaspoon Ancho Chili
¼ Teaspoon Sweet Gherkin Pickle, diced
2   Limes, zest, and juiced
1 Teaspoon Horseradish, fresh
3 Tablespoons Heinz Ketchup
 
Method: Add ingredients to a food processor and blend. Put the chili lime sauce into a squeeze bottle and refrigerate.   

Guacamole  

Ingredients:   

1   Avocado, ripe, peeled and diced
1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
1 Tablespoon Lime Juice
1 Tablespoon Cilantro, fresh, finely chopped
 
Method: Combine ingredients and mash with a fork. Set in the refrigerator with the pit of the avocado in it. The pit helps the guacamole from discoloring.   

Ingredients:  

1 Teaspoon Red Onion, diced
1 Tablespoon Plum Tomato, diced
¼ Teaspoon Jalapeno Pepper, finely diced

Method: Combine the ingredients and add to the avocado mixture. 

Method for cooking the crab cakes: Add 2-ounces of clarified butter to a sauté pan over medium heat. Add 2 of the crab cakes and cook until golden brown on each side. Repeat process with the rest of the crab cakes.  

Presentation: While the crab cakes are cooking, take your chili lime sauce and make a nice decoration on the plate. Place the guacamole in the center of the plate. Remove the crab cakes from the pan, pat dry to remove any excess butter, place on top of the guacamole, and garnish with a fresh chervil sprig.  
 
Sesame Crusted Tuna - 75 Main Restaurant Lounge Club, Southampton, Long Island, New York  

Sesame Crusted Tuna  

Ingredients:  

8 Ounces (227 gm)   Sushi Grade Tuna

Sesame Crust  

Ingredients:  

2 Tablespoons Black Sesame Seeds
3 Tablespoons White Sesame Seeds
¼ Teaspoon Ground Mustard Seeds
1 Pinch Kosher Salt
1 Pinch White Pepper

Method: Combine, coat tuna, and sear in sauté pan.  

Green Papaya Slaw  

Ingredients:  

¼ Cup Green Papaya, julienne, fine
1 Pinch Mesclun
1 Tablespoon Roma Tomatoes, diced
2 Teaspoons Red Onion, diced
1 Tablespoon Chervil Leaves, fresh
1   Lime, Juiced
1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    Salt and Pepper, to taste

Method: Combine all ingredients.  

Presentation: Slice the tuna and arrange the slices in a fan shape on the plate, add the green papaya slaw, and garnish with pickled ginger and wasabi.   

Owner Zach Erdem - 75 Main Restaurant Lounge Club, Southampton, Long Island, New York - photo by Luxury Experiernce
Owner Zach Erdem Greeting Guests

75 Main Restaurant Lounge Club is open Monday through Sunday from 11:00 am until 11:30 pm, and Weekend Brunch from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, brunch, and dinner. The Club and Lounge is open Friday and Saturday from 10:30 pm until 4:00 am.  
 
Read about 75 Main Restaurant Lounge Club in the Restaurants section.    

75 Main Restaurant Lounge Club, Southampton, Long Island, New York
75 Main Restaurant Lounge Club
75 Main Street
Southampton, Long Island, NY 11968 
United States
Telephone:        +1-631-283-7575
Website:            www.75Main.com 

Read other articles on Southampton, Long Island, New York in the Destinations, Hotels and Resorts, and Restaurants sections.  

For information on Southampton Village, please visit the website: www.SouthamptonVillage.org.  

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