Sunday, January 9, 2011

Lobster Cakes

What happens when a foodie loses her craving for food? What does she do when she is making a huge dinner and has to run out of the room because the smell is too overwhelming. What happens when the only thing that can be kept down is cheerios and water? Hmmmmm.......?

Well I am not really sure what to do! hahah! Hopefully I wont have to endure this for the next nine months because that will be unbearable! Yes you read that right.....nine months, well actually seven and a half months. :) To answer the question in your head...yes! I am expecting! My blog has been a bit dead because I seriously have not been able to stand the smell of cooking food. This problem has lessened a bit this weekend so I finally fed my poor starving husband (yeah right) a homecooked meal. When I asked him what he wanted he immediately said "Crabcakes!!!" Well I couldn't find any crab so I used the next best thing....lobster. I decided on lobster cakes served over broccoli slaw. It looked so yummy I even ate some of it. :) Enjoy!

Lobster Cakes

1/2 pound cooked lobster, chopped ( I used two tails)
1/8 cup fresh minced chives
1/2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon butter
1-2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup panko (Japanese bread crumbs)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Stir together Maine lobster, chives, lemon juice, mayonnaise, mustard and 1 tablespoon panko in a large bowl. Season the mixture to taste with sea salt and fresh pepper. Cover the mixture and chill. Melt the butter in a non-stick frying pan over moderate heat. Sauté the minced garlic until golden and fragrant. Remove the garlic, add 1/2 cup panko and cook, stirring, until crumbs are golden brown. Cool crumbs. Divide lobster mixture into 4 mounds on a sheet of waxed paper. Form into patties and coat each patty with crumbs. Sprinkle any remaining crumbs on the top. Line a sheet pan with foil, transfer cakes to pan. Bake in the oven at 400°F (205°C) until just heated through, about 15 minutes. Serve over slaw or with a yummy remoulade :)


Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year!

Well I have been on hiatus thanks to a crazy holiday season. I felt like I never even had enough time to breathe let alone cook or blog. So I am officially back and rearing to go. If you see healthier options this year there is a be disclosed in a later blog. But for now I just want to thank all of my followers and people who check out my blog, you have made 2010 great......bring on 2011!