Happy Valentine’s Day.
Aaron and I have been together for almost 10 years. Not married. We are weird, I know. He is truly my best friend. When I am away from him, I feel like my other half is missing. I can’t thank him enough for excepting me for the person that I am and embracing my faults. On days like this, you are reminded of the importance of “alone time” with your significant other. That time becomes lost in our over-scheduled lives. Our “alone time” is extremely precious to us. We allot one hour together at the end of every day to hang out and catch up with each other. I find this to be one of the main reasons our relationship has been successful. Don’t get me wrong, we DEFINITELY have our problems, as every couple does. But, our “alone time” is the glue that holds us together. It gives me something to look forward to everyday and increases our appreciation for one another.
When you make date night a priority, you are telling your partner and yourself that your relationship is important.
4 Date Night Rules:
Make It An Event: Make a little extra effort to show your partner this time is important and valued. No laziness here!
Minimize Distractions: It’s not quality time if you are devoting your time to your phone or the television.
Keep Conversation Light & Fun: Make anahreement to not talk about the kids, money, or any other touchy subjects.
Focus On Each Other: Treat it like a first date and get to know each other again.
Now, on to the recipe. Don’t be scared, it’s just lobster! When it comes to cooking, there is nothing more intimidating then cooking fresh lobster. But, why? Why is everyone so scared of it? Lobster is so much better at home and much more affordable. It is nothing short of amazing and I demand that you experience it for yourself. Not ready to boil live lobsters? Then check out this recipe! I promise it won’t disappoint. Hey, maybe it’s an idea for your next date night? 😉
The Department of Agriculture found that 145 grams of cooked lobster, or about one cup, contains 28 grams of protein and 129 calories. It has only 1 gram of fat and 0 grams of carbohydrates and it is loaded with Calcium, Vitamin A, Iron, Copper, Zinc, Phosphorous, and Selenium. Not to shabby huh?
- 4 Lobster Tails Greensbury Market
- 16 oz Lump Blue Crab Meat Blue Star Foods
- 1/2 cup Mayonnaise Primal Kitchen
- 1 tsp Parsley Melissa's Produce
- 1 tsp Organic Lemon Melissa's Produce
- 1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce Lea & Perrins
- 2 tbsp Bread Crumbs Nut Crumbs
- 2 Egg Whites Chino Valley Ranchers
- 1/2 tsp Himalayan Pink Salt San Franciso Salt Co.
- 1 tbsp Organic Olive Oil Garcia Del La Cruz
- 4 tsp Organic Butter (Melted) Rumiano Cheese
- 1 Organic Lemon Melissa's Produce
- 1 stick Organic Butter (Melted) Rumiano Cheese
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together mayonnaise through Old Bay seasoning. Gently toss crab into mixture with a fork, making sure that you don't break up the large pieces of crab.
- Pull the edges of the split lobster shells apart and gently lift the tail meat to rest above the shells. Place the prepared lobster tails on a baking sheet.
- Brush tops with melted butter. Evenly divide and gently press crab imperial mixture into the tops so it doesn't fall off.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lobster tails are opaque and crab imperial is browned. Serve with lemon wedges. Sprinkle with olive oil & Himalayan pink salt.
- Melt one stick of butter for dipping.