Crab-Stuffed Florida Lobster
Recipe courtesy of Florida Agriculture Bureau of Seafood and Aquaculture.
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
- Clean lobster body cavity thoroughly; and set aside.
- In a small skillet, sauté celery and shallot in butter until soft. Stir in the flour, dry mustard, cayenne and milk; simmer until thickened.
- 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.
- 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.