DASH DIET SERIES: BUTTER RUM LOBSTER

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This recipe is another great way to stock up on vitamins and nutrients while eating a tasty healthy meal. The meat from a hard-shell lobster is low in fat and carbohydrates while high in protein. In fact, it has less saturated fat, calories and cholesterol than many of our lean favorites such as pork, extra lean beef, and white chicken meat. At less than 100 calories per serving (89% of calories from protein), Canadian Atlantic Lobster is a great meal choice for any diet.Canadian Atlantic Lobster still represents one of the most beneficial sources of protein.

A single serving of Canadian Atlantic Lobster affords the lowest number of calories per serving; the highest proportion of protein, yet is the lowest in fat content (five calories from fat). More important is the fact that lobster meat contains only 0.1 g of saturated fats, 1/10 that of turkey (light meat), which was the next closest food. The level of cholesterol for Canadian Atlantic Lobster is among the lowest and only slightly higher than salmon and turkey.

As well, the lobster meat contains Omega-3 fatty acids, which according to the American Heart Association, reduces the risk of heart attack. Because Lobster derives almost all of its calories from protein, it offers considerable flexibility in satisfying dietary needs. For those wishing to lower their fat or carbohydrate intake, lobster offers one of the best choices for protein consumption. In addition, Canadian Atlantic Lobster can be used in a variety of dishes to provide a more balanced caloric intake.

Ingredients:

2 – 8oz. lobster tails
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup Vidalia or other sweet onion, chopped fine
3 large cloves garlic, minced fine
2 tablespoons Tortuga Gold Rum

Directions:
Using kitchen shears, cut the lobster shells lengthwise on top & bottom and remove the tails in one piece. Rinse with cold water & lime juice, then place on a cutting board and using a sharp knife, slice the tails into 1/2 inch medallions, cutting crosswise. In a large skillet melt the butter over medium heat and add the onion and garlic and cook 1 minute, then add the lobster & stir gently so you don”t break apart the pieces. Add the rum & reduce heat to low & simmer.

Recipe courtesy of the Caribbean Shopping Channel (www.caribbeanshoppingchannel.com).

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