|Mami Eggroll's Baked Stuffed Lobsters|
Instead of spending tons of money on a fancy dinner in town, I attempted to whip up a Surf and Turf meal on a budget. I was inspired by this idea by Market Basket since they were running a special this week on lobster at $4.99 a pound.
Tonight we feasted on baked stuffed lobsters, Delmonico steak, homemade crabcakes, seared scallops drizzled in lobster bisque, and Cesar salad with fresh parmesan cheese.
I also was going to bake fresh rolls, but I forgot to with all the other dishes I had to prepare. I finally realized I forgot the rolls as we were sitting down for dinner.
The cost of this meal was about $60.00 including a cheap bottle of wine. I still could have save some money if I substituted some of the ingredients but I didn't want to trade off quality and flavor. I looked up the prices of lower end seafood restaurants for comparison purposes and our meal at a decent restaurant would have set us back $120.00 minimum.
Of course you don't get the ambiance and waiter service of a restaurant, but I thought the savings was worth it. We can use the $60.00 towards my birthday meal or our anniversary meal.
Baked Stuffed Lobsters
|Canned Crab Meat (Found in the seafood department) roughly $13.99 for 1 lb|
|2 Sleeves of Ritz Crackers|
|Crushed Crackers for Seafood Stuffing|
|Combine Crabmeat, crumbled crackers and seasoning|
|Steam lobsters and split in the middle (without going through)|
|Stuff lobsters and place on broiler pan and bake for 15 minutes at 375 degrees|
|Garnish with lemon and fresh parsley and serve with drawn butter|
|Same base as seafood stuffing but add onions, egg and mayonnaise|
|Pan fry lightly on each side for 4 minutes, serve with horseradish sauce|
Easy Caesar Salad
|Romaine Heats, Cherry Tomatoes, Garlic Croutons and Fresh Shaved Parmasean|
|Blanched Baby Spinach|
|Legal Sea Foods Lobster Bisque|
(Can be found in the seafood department)
|Sear scallops in butter for 2 minutes on each side then serve on a bed of spinach. |
Drizzle with lobster bisque
|Marinated with Montreal Steak seasoning, soy sauce and olive oil|
I also cheated and bought the single baked potato from Wendy's for a little over $1.00. With so many dishes to prep, I didn't have the time to spend on baking a single potato.
I had the steak and the lobsters both in the oven at once.. gotta love the double oven.. one was on broil and the other was on convection bake.