Everyday Mom's Meals: More Budget Friendly Seafood

Monday, July 2, 2012

More Budget Friendly Seafood

Nothing says summer time or even more so, vacation, to me than fresh seafood. Some of our favorite meals on our annual family getaway to New Smyrna Beach, Florida include fresh, right out of the ocean, seafood. There is something to be said about either catching fish right from the ocean and then cooking it up, or visiting a local fish market where the boats have just come in with their morning catch...it doesn't get much fresher than that! But let's be honest. There is a reason why we treat ourselves to this while on vacation~ it's not cheap! Yes, getting it "right from the source" is much more economical than when we have to buy it at home in Indiana, but still, seafood can make the grocery bill add up pretty quickly. I've already shared with you one budget friendly seafood meal, in my Crab Cakes, and now I have a sandwich that is a great way to "fake out" the family plus keep a few extra dollars in your wallet. One of my favorite things to eat while on the beach is fresh lobster roll. Oh how I look forward to it each year when vacation time rolls around, but now with this recipe we can enjoy them any night of the week, year round! Mr. Everyday said the flavor was so close to real lobster, he would have never known had I not told him. I think these would be fun for a July 4th party too, especially if you made them into slider size!  If you love seafood, but don't always love the cost, this sandwich is perfect for your family too!

"Lobster" Rolls
1 (8oz) package lump style imitation crab/lobster
1/2 c. mayo
2 celery stalks, finely chopped
3 TBS finely diced red onion
Salt and Pepper to taste
4 hoagie/sub buns
Leaf Lettuce, washed and dried

In a medium bowl, break up imitation crab with fingers or fork. Add celery, onion and mayo. Stir well to combine. Season w/ salt and pepper. Chill until ready to serve. When ready, place lettuce on bun and top w/ meat mixture.

Shared on The Country Cook July 7, 2012

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I love lobster rolls!