Crab-Stuffed Florida Lobster

When lobster is just not enough seafood bounty, stuff it with some crab!

Crab-stuffed Florida Lobster

   Yields 2 servings

  • 2 whole lobsters, split lengthwise
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon celery, finely chopped
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon flour
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup crab meat, flaked
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons dry breadcrumbs
  •  paprika

Crab-Stuffed Florida Lobster - Florida spiny lobster recipes - Chef Justin Timineri Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services


Rinse lobster body cavity thoroughly; and set aside. In a small skillet, sauté celery and shallot in butter until soft. Stir in the flour, dry mustard, cayenne and milk; simmer until thickened. Add crab meat and spoon mixture into the lobster body. Brush lobster meat with melted butter. Sprinkle bread crumbs and paprika over crab and lobster meat. Bake on oven-proof pan at 400 degrees F for 15 to 20 minutes until cooked through and lightly browned.


Nutritional Value Per Serving

Calories 465, Calories From Fat 151, Total Fat 17g, Saturated Fat 85g, Trans Fatty Acid 0, Cholesterol 236mg, Total Carbohydrate 15g, Protein 59g, Omega 3 Fatty Acid 1.06g


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Chef Justin Timineri - Florida's Executive Chef - Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

The official Chef of Florida, Justin Timineri, shares some of his recipes with us. A proponent of eating healthy, locally-grown and harvested produce and seafood, Timineri’s recipes imbue that Fresh From Florida flavor. For more on chef Justin, click here.

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