Crispy Baked Lobster Bites with Kale & Cream Cheese - Clean Eating Magazine

Crispy Baked Lobster Bites with Kale & Cream Cheese

Creamy, zesty and filled with good-for-you greens, these lobster bites are the ultimate summer appetizer or snack. Serve with a warmed all-natural jarred tomato sauce on the side for dipping. For a kick of heat, try adding a pinch of ground cayenne pepper to the mixture.
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  • 18Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 thinly sliced green onions
  • 1¼ cups whole-wheat panko
  • bread crumbs, divided
  • 3/4 cup frozen kale or spinach, thawed, drained and squeezed of excess water
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/3 cup cream cheese, room temperature
  • 3 tbsp coarsely chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1¼ cups finely chopped cooked and cooled lobster meat (about 6½ oz)
  • Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • Olive oil cooking spray

Preparation

  1. Position oven rack in top third of oven and preheat broiler to high. In a large bowl, combine onions, 3/4 cup panko, kale, mozzarella, cream cheese, dill and lemon juice. Fold in lobster, then season with salt and pepper.
  2. To a shallow dish, add remaining 1/2 cup panko. Scoop lobster mixture into 2 tbsp portions. Dip each into panko, lightly pressing to form rounded patties about 1/2-inch thick. Transfer to a large parchment-lined baking sheet and mist tops with cooking spray.
  3. Broil for about 6 minutes, until golden brown, checking often. Using a spatula, gently flip over, mist with cooking spray and broil for an additional 4 minutes, until golden and heated through. (NOTE: If browning too quickly, adjust oven to bake setting at 425°F and cook for about 10 minutes, turning once.)

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1 bite
  • Calories: 65
  • Carbohydrate Content: 5 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 24 mg
  • Fat Content: 3 g
  • Fiber Content: 1 g
  • Protein Content: 4.5 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 2 g
  • Sodium Content: 122 mg
  • Sugar Content: 0.5 g