Posted in Bake, Eggs, Fish, Main Courses, Shrimp, Spices

Savory Lobster Cheesecake


Now you may say to yourself “lobster cheesecake?!?” but trust me this is a winner.  My mother and father decided they wanted to get steamed lobster for dinner but they didn’t want just steamed lobster.  Since they are on low carb diets I could not make a sauce and put it over pasta or rice so I thought quiche.  As I was working out the recipe it morphed into a savory cheesecake.  You can use fresh lobster meat or you can use canned.  Also to make it a little less expensive, you can use crab meat or crab legs.  I know it sounds weird but it was really delicious & light.  Enjoy……

Lobster Cheesecake

Savory Lobster Cheesecake

Preheat oven 350o

Serves 8

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Lobster Cleaning: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Estimated values per serving:

Calories = 166                       Fat = 2 grams

Ingredients:

32 oz Lobster meat (crab meat, shrimp or crab legs can be substituted)

8oz 1/3 less fat cream cheese (softened)

2 cups egg substitute

1 T Worcestershire Sauce

1 t Onion Powder

1 t Paprika

1 T Bacon Bits

2 T Cream Sherry

Pepper & Salt to taste

1/4 cup plain bread crumbs

Directions:

  1. Clean steamed lobsters and remove all lobster meat and coarsely chop. Set aside in a mixing bowl.
  2. Beat cream cheese, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, onion powder, paprika, and cream sherry on high speed until creamed.
  3. Lower mixer to low speed and slowly add egg substitute into mixture until well combined.
  4. Fold bacon bits and lobster meat into mixture until well incorporated.  Season with salt & pepper.
  5. Coat a 9 inch spring form pan (cheesecake pan) with cooking spray.
  6. Spoon bread crumbs into pan and move pan around so that sides and bottom of pan is coated with bread crumbs.  Discard any loose bread crumbs.
  7. Spoon lobster mixture into prepared pan and bake 1 hour or until mixture no longer jiggles in pan.
  8. Remove pan from oven and allow to cool 10 – 20 minutes.  Remove from pan, cut and serve.
Posted in Tips/Hints

Our Pt. Pleasant visit…


We visited to Pt. Pleasant yesterday, enjoying the rides, attractions and of course, the food.  Having fun at the Jersey Boardwalk doesn’t have to ruin your weight management goals.  Although most of the food can be high in calories and fat, some shore cuisine choices can be good. 

Some alternative low fat food choices include:

–          steamed clams or shrimp (or raw bar selections),

–          salads (just be careful of dressing and cheeses), and

–          grilled chicken breast sandwich,

For those of you who would like something sweet after your meal, there are low fat choices as well and can include:

–          Cotton candy

–          Taffy (a boardwalk tradition),

–          Italian ices,

–          Gummy candies (many varieties),

–          Watermelon slices (my personal favorite), and

–          Fat free ice cream

I am sure there are even more choices that I may not noticed on the menu yesterday.  When in doubt, just look at a calorie counter website and type in a food that you like and check it out.  So don’t avoid all the fun that the Jersey beach has to offer, just make informed decisions.

Enjoy the beach fun!!