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Crab-Stuffed Florida Lobster

Crab-Stuffed Florida LobsterRecipe courtesy of Florida Agriculture Bureau of Seafood and Aquaculture.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 (1 pound) whole Florida lobsters, split lengthwise
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon Florida celery, finely chopped
1 shallot, finely chopped
1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup Florida crab meat, flaked
1 tablespoon butter, melted
3 tablespoons dry bread crumbs

Cooking Directions:

  1. Clean lobster body cavity thoroughly; and set aside.
  2. In a small skillet, sauté celery and shallot in butter until soft. Stir in the flour, dry mustard, cayenne and milk; simmer until thickened.
  3. Add crab meat and spoon mixture into the lobster body cavity. Brush lobster meat with melted butter. Sprinkle bread crumbs and paprika over crab and lobster meat.
  4. Bake on oven-proof pan at 400°F (205°C) for 15 to 20 minutes until cooked through and lightly browned.

Makes 2 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/2 of recipe): Calories: 465; Calories From Fat: 151; Total Fat: 17g; Saturated Fat: 85g; Cholesterol: 236mg; Total Carbs: 15g; Protein: 59g.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of Florida Agriculture Bureau of Seafood and Aquaculture.