An Affordable & Delicious App for Any Occasion…

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
Ingredients:
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!

Lobster & Scallops Recipe for a Change of Pace

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!

Lobster Quiche Recipe

BLobster Quiche aked 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.
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!

Crab Stuffed Lobster Tail

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

Directions:

  • 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
  • Serve

Seafood Christmas Ideas for the Season

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.

Lobster Stuffed Mushrooms

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

Crab Spread Needed at Any Holiday Gathering

Holiday Seafood Spread

Appetizers can get any party started and are the perfect match for great news year’s eve cocktails. Instead of the typical chips and dip or miniature meatballs, how about trying something new – I mean you are celebrating a New Year right? Adding seafood to your appetizer menu is easy with any of these recipes.

 

Crab Spread

Ingredients: 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, 1/2 pound crab meat, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon chopped dill

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit

-Mix all ingredients in bowl

-Move all ingredients from bowl to 9-inch pie baking dish

-Bake 25-25 minutes

-Serve with crackers, bread or pita

For a Quick & Easy Holiday App Recipe

Seafood dinner is a holiday season tradition spanning the ages, and one of the best appetizers you can bring to a party is anything to do with crab. A quick and easy recipe that will make all partygoers happy is crab dip.

Crab Dip

Ingredients: 1lbs crab meat, 2C shredded pepper jack cheese, ¾C mayo, 3tbsp Worcestershire sauce, 1tspn hot sauce, 1 skinny baguette

-Preheat oven to 325 degrees

-Slice baguette into 1/8-inch-thick slices

-Chop crab meat fine

-Toss crab meat with mayo, cheese, Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce

-Add to oven casserole dish

-Bake in preheated over 30-40 mins

-Add salt and pepper to taste

-Serve on platter with baguette slices. Enjoy.

The Perfect Addition to Any New Years Celebration

Baked Lobster Tail Recipe Lobster and crab are the perfect alternative to a traditional dinner and will have guests raving about you!

Baked Lobster Tails

Purchased frozen, let the tails defrost overnight in the refrigerator. When they are ready to cook, first preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. You will need about one tail for every guest. Then, insert the point of a pair of kitchen shears in between the lobster shell and the meat, cutting the shell right down the middle. Make sure you leave the tail fin together!

Do not remove the shell, simply run your finger in between the shell and the meat for better separation. Then, lift the tail through the slit you cut so it rests on top of the hard shell. Place each lobster tail on a baking sheet and brush them with melted butter. When the over is ready, bake the lobster for only 15 minutes. Overcooked lobster will be tough, while perfectly baked lobster will be juicy, full of flavor and ready to eat.

Seafood Dishes of the Feast of Seven

As many of us know, the feast of seven fishes is a holiday custom spanning the ages. Dating its origin to southern Italian tradition, the feast traditionally served on Christmas Eve typically features seven varying fish dishes, but has since expanded to include up to 13. But there are a few favorite crowd pleasers that are sure to be a hit at Christmas Eve dinner.  

Insalata di mare

Ingredients: 1lbs of mussels, ½ lbs squid, ½ lbs scallops, ½ lbs prawns, 1 onion 1 red pepper, 6tbspns olive oil, tbsp. drained capers and 1 clove of crushed garlic.  

-Cook mussels in saucepan until shells open. Discard unopened ones. Set aside.

-Cook squid in water, 5 mins until tender. Set aside and save water.

-Cook scallops in same water 3-4 minutes. Set aside and allow cooling.

-Combine all, add sliced peppers, diced onion, garlic, capers, olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Serve.

Stuffed Calamari

Ingredients: 12 squid tubes, 1 red pepper, 2 stalks of celery (chopped), 10 cloves minced garlic, ½ lbs chopped shrimp meat, ½ lbs chopped crabmeat, 32oz tomato sauce, 1lbs linguine and 1tsp oregano, basil, garlic salt, crushed bay leaves and black pepper.

-Preheat oven to 330 degrees

-Mix chopped red pepper, celery, onions, and garlic to shrimp and crab. Stuff in squid tubes and place in baking dish.

-Heat oil in in skillet and saute celery, onion, and garlic before adding tomato sauce, oregano, garlic salt, and pepper. Let simmer 10-15 minutes and bake over squid tubes for 20 minutes.

-Serve over linguine.

Baked Stuffed Lobster

Ingredients: 4lbs lobster, 8oz lobster meat, 2/3c drawn butter and 4c bread crumbs.

-Prepare lobster for broiling and preheat oven to 400 degrees.

-Combine crumbs and butter, place half the mixture in lobster, along with lobster meat

-Cover exposed meat in remaining mixture

-Back 30-40 mins. Serve.