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Lobster casserole on a piece of crostini
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Lobster Casserole | Lobster Dip

This lobster casserole doubles as a dip and is so delicious you could eat it all yourself! But you will be forced to share. :)
Course Dinner
Cuisine Seafood
Keyword lobster casserole, lobster dip, lobster newberg
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Calories 455kcal

Ingredients

Filling

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 cup sherry
  • 3/4 cup half & half (or milk)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 8 ounces lobster meat (cut up into bite sized pieces)
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 13 ritz crackers (crushed, about 1/2 a sleeve of crackers)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 F
  • In a medium saucepan and on medium/low heat and melt 2 tablespoons butter
  • Add flour, tarragon, parsley and whisk for 1 minute
  • Add sherry and whisk for another minute
  • Add cream and continue whisking as it comes to a slight boil. Add cheddar cheese and whisk for a few minutes until the mixture thickens (about 3 minutes)
  • Take off heat, add lobster and stir to coat. Pour lobster cream sauce in small baking dish
  • In a medium mixing bowl, add ritz crackers and take a pastry cutter and break up the ritz crackers into small pieces
  • Sprinkle crackers on the lobster and place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes
  • Serve
  • Eat
  • Enjoy

Notes

Tips on making the Lobster dish:
  • The sherry sauce will thicken as it sits, making the final result more like a dip, so factor that into your timing
  • If you prefer to serve this as a casserole instead of a dip, increase the liquid to 1 1/4 cup and serve immediately
  • To lighten up on calories, substitute milk for the half & half.  It's truly delicious either way
  • The recipe calls for frozen lobster because frozen is convenient and available year round, but freshly cooked lobster is delightful, too

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 455kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 178mg | Sodium: 649mg | Potassium: 193mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1085IU | Calcium: 122mg | Iron: 1.1mg