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Lobster artichoke spinach bake

A show stopper Holiday side dish
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 338kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 full Lobster -cooked (steamed with shell ) or buy two tails instead (it is easier to cut)
  • 1 can Artichoke Canned ( 14 oz can)
  • 500 gms Spinach - 2 bags( 8 oz each)
  • 8 oz Ricotta cheese -around 225 gms
  • 8 oz Sour cream - around 225 gms
  • 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese ( 1/2 cup or more)
  • 1 tbsp Butter - melted
  • 1 tsp Dry herb mixture (Rosemary,parsley, thyme,oregano, basil)
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp Red chili flakes
  • Salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste

Instructions

PREP WORK:

  • Keep the ricotta cheese and sour cream on a strainer to drain of excess liquid.(Put cheese cloth on sieve if it has big holes to prevent cheese and cream flowing off)
  • Crack the shell of the cooked lobster and cut it into chunky pieces. Keep claw meat pieces separate to use later. Check youtube for perfect cleaning videos.
  • Lightly cook the spinach in half cup water when all the leaves are wilted drain off all the water and keep it on a stainer until most of the water is gone.
  • Drain the artichoke and roughly chop it also chop the spinach if u like.

BAKING :

  • When the above ingredients are ready add it to half of mozzarella cheese,mix spices to hot melted butter to warm up the fragrances, mix everything well till combined and bake at 350 °F for approximately 15-20 minutes in middle rack 
  • Once u see the liquid in the mixture is almost dry spread the claw pieces of lobster and remaining mozzarella cheese bake for 5 more minutes until the top browns well. Do not let the mixture over bake a s the lobster will become chewy and rubbery.
  • Note: the baking time will differ depending on the water content in the spinach,cheese n sour cream, also type baking dish used. Please keep a close eye after 15 minutes.
  • Allow it to cool slightly then serve as a dip with chips or serve it with bread or buns.

Notes

Lobster (steamed with shell ) or buy two tails instead its much easier, crack or cut the tail shell open (remove black thread like part) or even canned lobster or crab meat works well for this recipe.
 
Make sure to keep the pretty pieces of lobster on top and don't cover it with cheese to get a beautiful looking bake.

Nutrition

Calories: 338kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 336mg | Potassium: 1076mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 12592IU | Vitamin C: 43mg | Calcium: 398mg | Iron: 5mg