I can’t get very good lobster in Central Texas, so I make this more often now with shrimp or crawfish, but it is hands down best with lobster. I have even made this dish with large sea scallops and fresh lump white crab meat (when I lived on the Gulf Coast). All versions have been been very tasty. As is true of most seafood dishes, this one really packs in the nutrients! This dish is suitable for Atkins Induction, so enjoy.
If you are not following a low-carb diet: Add 1 c. cooked white rice cooked in seafood stock, stirred in right before serving. If using the rice addition, it is essential that you cook it in seafood stock! Use 1 c. raw rice, rinsed well in a sieve/sifter with cold water to remove surface starch. Then bring the rice to a boil in 2 c. lobster or shrimp stock. Lower heat to lowest setting, cover pot with a paper towel followed by a tight fitting lid and steam the rice over lowest heat possible until done (about 18 minutes). Add the rice to the sautéed seafood mixture, folding in gently. Serve at once! Mmmm…….this is my all-time favorite seafood dish EVER! I serve this with a Greek Salad or regular green salad.
1 lb. lobster meat cut into bite-size pieces (or peeled, de-veined shrimp)
1 stick unsalted butter
½ c. onion, chopped
1 c. celery, chopped
1 carrot, grated
1 2 oz. jar pimiento, drained
1/3 c. parsley, chopped
¼-½ tsp. cayenne pepper
10 drops Tobasco
½ tsp. ground thyme (or 1 tsp. crushed dried leaves)
DIRECTIONS: Sauté onion, celery and carrot in melted butter until onion and celery are completely tender. Add parsley and pimiento. Add seafood and remaining seasonings. Simmer on low heat for 15 minutes only, stirring often. For non-Atkins diners, add the seafood-stock steamed cooked rice. Stir to incorporate all ingredients uniformly. For Atkins diners, serve over steamed cauli-rice, spaghetti squash or oven-baked thick eggplant slices. (To steam cauli-rice, grate or food process 3-4 c. raw cauliflower to coarse grains and steam in microwave for 3-4 minutes, stirring every minute).
NUTRITIONAL INFO: Makes 3 servings, each with: Steamed cauliflower not figured into the numbers below.
466 cals, 33g fat, 9.1g carbs, 2.3g fiber, 6.8g NET CARBS, 32 g protein, 283 g sodium