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.
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.
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.
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.)
Lobster Thermidor is a creamy cooked lobster mixture that is typically stuffed into the lobster shell for serving – here the mixture tops whole-grain bread slices for a quicker twist on this classic dish.
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