Quiche is simple and delicious, a recipe for popularity. Easy to make for any occasion, you can basically add anything you love for your perfect quiche. From veggies to red meat to poultry, customizing your quiche to your tastes is easy as 1,2,3. An immensely popular addition for making quiche spectacular is crab.
1 cup cooked crab meat, 1/2 cup mayonnaise or miracle whip, 2 tablespoons flour, 1 cup cubed
Swiss cheese, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup milk, 1/4 cup of chopped scallions and 1 unbaked pie crust.
– Preheat over to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
– In large bowl, beat eggs
– Stir in milk, flour and mayonnaise until well blended
– Mix in crab, Swiss cheese and scallions
– Spread mixture into unbaked pie crust
– Bake 40-50 minutes
– Serve while warm
It’s cold outside with that biting January air rolling down from the North. The snow is blowing sideways and it’s building up fast. There is no better way to beat the cold than staying indoors and throwing together a few of your favorite ingredients for hot shellfish soup.
Lobster Bisque Ingredients
What you will need:
3 tbsp. butter
1 can vegetable stock
1/8 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
3/4 cup whole milk
3/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup dry white wine
2 to 2 1/2 cups lobster meat
Once you have broken the lobster from its shell, because this is the most time-consuming, melt the butter in a large pot on medium heat. Once fully melted, add the vegetable stock, salt, cayenne and boil for 10 minutes.
Add lobster to the mixture and puree. Then add milk, cream and wine. Simmer about 30 mins until thickened. So when you’re struggling to beat the frigid temps outdoors, don’t forget hot soup will give you the leg up.
Maybe this year for Valentine’s Day you’re ditching the restaurant for a nice, romantic home-cooked meal. Perhaps you need some recipes however that will impress your significant other but also not cause you any stress during the preparation or cooking process. Both of these recipes are easy-to-make and delicious – the perfect combination for a V-day dinner.
Secret Admirer Potato & Crab Chowder
Ingredients: 2 tablespoon butter, 1 medium cooking onion chopped, 2 tablespoon minced garlic, 1 pound cooked crabmeat, 1 can creamed corn, 1 can chicken broth, 3 cups of cubed cooked potatoes, 3 tablespoons flour, 2 cups milk.
– In a large pot, melt the butter, sauté onion and garlic for 3-4 minutes
– Add potatoes, continue to sauté
– While stirring add flour evenly
– Add milk, chicken broth and corn
– Mix all ingredients well
– Stir continually over medium heat for 5-10 minutes
– Cover pot, reduce to low heat and allow 20-minute simmer
– Mix in crabmeat
– Simmer for an additional 5 minutes
Lovebird’s Lobster Risotto
Ingredients: 1/2 pound chopped lobster meat, 2 cups rice, 4 tablespoons olive oil, 4 tablespoons chopped garlic, 1/4 cup white wine, 1 can chicken stock, salt.
– In a large pot, heat olive oil
– Add garlic and rice, stir well
– Mix in lobster meat and a pinch of salt
– Pour in the wine
– Bring the mixture to a boil, continue to stir
– Turn heat down and add chicken stock slowly
– Cook until rice is al dente
– Sever while warm
Valentine’s Day is the perfect holiday for love, romance, flowers, chocolate and of course – a seafood dinner! Whether you’re making it for a significant other, loved one or friend, these two recipes go great together or separate and are sure to impress.
Cupid’s Crab Cups
Ingredients: 1 pound cooked crabmeat, 1 block of cream cheese, 2 chopped green onions, 1/2 cup of sour cream, one package of phyllo shells.
– In a large bowl, mix together cream cheese, sour cream and green onions
– Fold in the crabmeat, be careful not to over mix
– In a cupcake tin, put 3 pieces of phyllo in each cup, pressing against the sides creating a cup
– Fill each phyllo cup with the crab mixture
– Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20-30 minutes
– Serve while warm
Passionate Lobster Pasta
Ingredients: 2 pounds of chopped lobster meat, 3 tablespoons olive oil, 1/4 cup tomato paste, 1/3 cup of Chardonnay, 2 tablespoon white wine vinegar, 2 chopped garlic cloves, 6 cups whipping cream, 2 boxes of fettuccine noodles.
– In a frying pan, sauté the lobster meat for 3 minutes
– Reduce the heat to low and add the tomato paste
– Transfer mixture to a larger pot after adding olive oil to the warming pot
– Stir in the wine, vinegar and garlic
– Add cream and increase the heat the a boil
– Let mixture boil for 2 minutes
– Turn heat off and let mixture sit
– In a separate pot, boil water and cook fettuccine noodles
– When noodles are cooked, drain and add sauce
– Toss noodles and sauce for 4 minutes over medium heat
– Season to taste with salt and pepper
Now the holidays are coming to a close doesn’t mean you don’t have any reason to host a get-together. And if you aren’t the party-hosting type, you can always take the fancy route when just making an appetizer for your family. And if you don’t to pay for the fancy appetizer price tag, you don’t have to.
Lobster and crab can make for the best appetizer-type finger-foods. For example, there’s the lobster and crab nachos combining seafood favorites with a loved, classic appetizer. In just a few easy steps and for not a lot of money you can make these great nachos for a special party or just for every-day snacking.
Lobster and Crab Nachos
1 pound cooked lobster tail meat, 1 teaspoon minced garlic, 1 pound cooked crab meat, 3/4 cup of sour cream, 2 cups shredded pepper jack cheese, ¼ cup of chopped scallions, 1 bag of tortilla chips.
– In a large bowl combine crab and lobster meat, sour cream, garlic and scallions
– On a separate over-safe plate, spread tortilla chips
– Spread crab and lobster mixture on top of the tortilla chips
– Sprinkle all the pepper jack cheese on top of mixture and chips
– Broil nachos for 2-3 minutes until the cheese is completely melted
– Serve while warm
This is a crowd favorite sure to make everyone happy from your 12 year old to your great aunt Doris. And it’s so quick, simple and cheap you don’t have to think twice about making an extra tasty treat on your menu tonight, no matter the occasion!
This is a unique and different way to serve lobster at your upcoming holiday party.
Ingredients: 1 lbs. Maine lobster, 1/2 Pineapple, 3 Oz Pineapple juice, 2/3 Tbs Butter, 1 minced Shallot, 2 1/2 Oz Cachaça and white wine mix (10:2 ratio), 4 Oz Maine lobster bisque, 3 Sea scallops, 1/3 C. Black rice, 6 Oz Heavy cream, 1/2 Tbs Butter, Salt & Pepper added to taste, Parsley added to taste.
1. Boil Lobster, remove from shell.
2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Scoop out pineapple from shell. Bake pineapple bowl for 10 minutes. Set aside removed pineapple.
3. Melt butter and add shallots over medium-high heat and flambé with cachaça mixture. Add lobster bisque and pineapple juice and reduce. Add reserved Maine lobster claw meat.
4. Reduce heavy cream and add truffle butter in separate pan. Add to primary mixture.
5. Grill scallops 1 minute on each side. Season with salt, pepper and parsley.
6. Fill pineapple bowl with black rice, add lobster mixture, aesthetically arrange scallops and serve.
Break the mold this season for your holiday party. Serve your guests something different they will want to know how to go about preparing. It’s up to you, however, if you decide to share it!
Baked lobster tails and lobster dip are some tradition lobster recipes you might be considering making this holiday season. But how about trying something new? Like lobster quiche.
Ingredients: 1 frozen piecrust, 5 ounces of lobster meat, ¾ cup of whipping cream, 3 eggs, ½ cup of water and 1 ½ cup of shredded cheese (sharp cheddar or monetery jack)
-Defrost the piecrust
-Preheat oven at 325 degrees Fahrenheit
-Rinse and drain lobster meat, cut into small pieces
-In a bowl combine water, lobster, eggs and whipping cream
-Whisk together the ingredients well
-In the piecrust, pour half the cheese and spread evenly across the bottom
-Pour in the lobster mixture and top with the other half of the cheese
-Bake for 45 minutes or until edges are set and center is soft
-Remove from oven and let stand for 5 minutes -Enjoy!
Lobster tails are a crowd-favorite for those that love seafood. And while baked lobster tails are traditional, you may be looking for something a little more exciting for your upcoming New Year’s Eve celebration.
How about lobster tails stuffed with crab?
Here’s all you need to know to make this delicious entree:
Ingredients (2 Servings):
- 2 lobster tails
- 4 tsp melted butter
- 12 crushed crackers
- 1/2 cup crab meat
- 1 tsp seafood seasoning
- 1 clove minced garlic
- 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit
- Split lobster tails along the center top and pull edges apart
- Lift lobster tail meat so it rests above the shell, place on baking sheet
- Brush both lobster tails with 2 teaspoons of melted butter
- Mix together the crabmeat, crackers, 2 teaspoon of melted butter, seafood seasoning, garlic and lemon juice
- Salt mixture to taste
- Spoon half the mixture into each lobster tail
- Bake lobster tails for 10-12 minutes
A lot of Christmas traditions dictate that seafood be an integral part of the dinner menu. Fish or lobster tails as the main dinner entrée might be a go-to, but there are so many additions and variations that can take your seafood menu to the next level. Let’s start with an appetizer idea to start of dinner and work our way through the meal.
For an appetizer that can easily be shared with family and friends, you might want to try a crab dip. There are all sorts of variations that include cream cheese; mustard, hot sauce and even sour cream but they of course all require crabmeat. Mixed together in a bowl and baked in the oven, this is an easy appetizer that can be served for everyone at once with crackers, chips or pita.
A more bite-sized option that always goes over well is anything bacon wrapped. Luckily, seafood is just as good wrapped in bacon as just about any other food. If you have pieces of lobster meat or sea scallops, either can be rolled into a strip of bacon and cooked. Served on a toothpick, these are quick snacks that are great before dinner. They mix fatty and lean, while not filling up guests too much before dinner.
To be served as a side or an entrée, have you ever considered lobster mac and cheese? A crowd-favorite, comfort food, mac and cheese can be made from scratch in a crock-pot or in the oven. Adding lobster meat to this dish ties together pasta and a seafood. The richness of the pasta pairs perfectly with the richness of lobster. It also makes great leftovers, warmed up in the microwave.
Just like bacon adds some salt and fat to the meal, crab cakes can add a fried or baked element. Much like Polish cheese patties or Italian raviolis, crab cakes cooked on a skillet or griddle adds crab to the menu in along with bread and mayonnaise. Adding spicy seasoning gives traditional crab cakes new life and will pleasantly surprised guests that are looking for a little kick in their meal.
These four ideas are just some of the ways you can make your seafood based Christmas dinner a little different than last year’s. Changing the portion can turn an entrée idea into an appetizer or vice versa. No matter what seafood offers a lot of opportunity for new, unique dishes that will be remembered Christmas after Christmas.
Ingredients: 1 pound of mushrooms (without stems), 3/4 cup melted butter, 1 cup crushed croutons, 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, 1-pound Maine lobster tail (cleaned and chopped into pieces) and 3 tablespoons minced garlic
-Preheat over to 375 degrees Fahrenheit
-Brush baking sheet with melted butter
-Put mushroom caps on baking sheet, empty side up
-In separate bowl mix croutons, lobster meat, cheese and garlic
-Spoon the mixture into mushroom caps
-Bake 10-13 minutes. Serve