Friday, March 13, 2009

Egg White Lobster Omelette

Another get-together for my wife and her friends...another chance for me to have some fun in the kitchen! Since Julianna had just come off of an exceptionally good week, she was treated to a Happy Meal and a Shamrock shake. I know, blasphemy to umpteenth level for an Italian American parent who loves to cook. But the door was wide open for me to get creative with my dinner.

I was in the mood for some sort of jacked-up omelette. I'm a big breakfast fan, and can eat a breakfast meal any time of the day. Plus, Italians can mix just about anything with an egg to make a great meal (potatoes, peppers, asparagus, ham, hot name it). I had just bought a pack of lobster meat earlier in the week. Although it wasn't 100% pure lobster meat, but rather pollock mixed with lobster, the taste and texture isn't bad at all. Plus, I'm sure it's much better than the Loobster that was served at the Hungry Heifer (Norm's favorite restaurant on Cheers). Obviously, I would prefer real lobster meat, but hey, we're in a recession!

I decided to try an egg white lobster omelette. With just a few spices and a chopped up green bell pepper, I had a very tasty and filling meal in a matter of minutes. I'm sure I'll experiment more with the spices the next time I make this dish. However, it was quite tasty as is. If you're a fan of omelettes and seafood — or if you can't make it to the Hungry Heifer for it's Roast Biff and Loobster surf & turf meal — I'm sure you'll like this.

Egg White Lobster Omelette

1 package imitation lobster meat (or real lobster meat if you prefer), chopped
1 bell pepper, finely chopped
3 large egg whites
1 teaspoon parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon milk
Spices to taste: salt, pepper, paprika, Old Bay seasoning

Drizzle vegetable oil to coat bottom of a medium size skillet; heat on medium. Add chopped peppers; saute until crisp-tender. Add chopped lobster meat plus dash of salt, pepper and paprika; stir until heated. Remove from skillet, set aside.
Mix egg whites, parmesan cheese, milk, dash of salt, pepper and Old Bay. Pour mixture into a heated non-stick or greased pan. Flip egg once, then immediately top with lobster mix and fold egg into a half circle. Remove from pan and enjoy!

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