Monday, February 27, 2012

Date Night Dinner: Lightened-Up Lobster Rolls + A Giveaway!

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*For Giveaway Details, scroll to the bottom (bold lettering)*
Living with Mom and Dad has been an adjustment period, to say the least.  As I like to joke, Mom's dinner recipes consist of health and nutrition, taste doesn't really play as big of a factor in their house as it does (did?) in mine!  But, knowing that Johnny and I can use healthy, flavorful dishes that are really low-calorie.

When Saucy Mama challenged bloggers to a "Skinny Mama" contest with their delicious, and tasty mustards, it was like the stars had aligned.  John was coming to visit from Maine, and I was plotting to overthrow Mom in the kitchen to make him something special.  Special spoke to me loud and clear the other night grocery shopping with Mom and Dad.  Lobsters floating in a large tank begging me to eat them.  Okay, maybe not begging, but it was certainly the inspiration that I needed.
Having a boyfriend from Maine and spending most of my "adult" life in Boston has really endeared me to lobster.  Warm afternoons visiting John's family on the Maine coast or hanging out in Boston, well, they are usually accompanied by Lobster Rolls.  Once I tasted Saucy Mama's Tarragon Lemon Mustard, I knew it was the perfect accompaniment.  Substituing that for the mayo and lettuce leaves for the roll makes this dinner refreshing and light.  The "skinny" lobster roll is here...normal lobster rolls are 650+ calories.  Mine are only 325.  Enjoy-and don't forget to enter the giveaway!
Lightened-Up Lobster Rolls
Serves:  2
12 ounces lobster meat, steamed or boiled
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
2 stalks celery
2 tablespoons Saucy Mama Tarragon Lemon Mustard
6 Boston lettuce leaves

If you have never made lobster before and you are unable to purchase pre-cooked lobster, use this guide.  In Maine, a lot of good lobstermen will boil them for you (I love that).  Either way, make sure you go to a good fish monger.  Season the lobster meat with salt and pepper.  Dice the lobster meat.  Dice the celery.  Toss.  Add Saucy Mama Tarragon Lemon Mustard slowly until the mixture is fully moistened.  Place into lettuce leaves, and serve immediately. 

*Saucy Mama has been kind enough to give one of my lucky US readers a Saucy Mama kit of their own with three mustards (below).   To enter, you must be a GFC follower.  Leave a comment with a healthy idea for using the below mustards.  For a bonus entry, find another recipe you like on my site and leave a comment.  Come back here and tell me which recipe you commented on. 
The contest opens NOW (8:23 A.M. 2/27/12) and closes at 11.59 p.m. on Friday, March 2, 2012.  GOOD LUCK!!

54 comments:

  1. Hmm I think Id like to put it on my salad as a dressing instead of fatty ranch dressing :)

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  2. I commented on the Date Night Dinner,Stuffed Shrimp in Beurre Blanc Sauce post

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  3. I'd do Smoky Garlic with grilled Bruschetta

    ky2here at msn dot com

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  4. I'd like to make your Spinach Stuffed Shells.

    ky2here at msn dot com

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  5. I would use the mustards in a marinade for grilling, I think it would give a great twang.

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  6. Oh Dani this sounds so wonderful. I love the Saucy Mama mustards. This blogger contest has been great fun. My favorite so far is the smoked garlic even though I used the Dijon in mine. Good luck!

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  7. Following on gfc (clc408)
    I would use mustard on my sandwiches instead of mayo.

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  8. I'd use the mustards as a healthy option to mayo in my tuna

    rugerpuppies at hotmail dot com

    Follow on GFC

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  9. I'm a GFC follower - would use these in deviled eggs - YUM! grammypenny@frontier.com

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  10. I would use mustard on my sandwiches.

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  11. I use mustard in low cal marinades for chicken!
    leenburke at yahoo dot com

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  12. gfc bbrittbrat1398
    BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

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  13. I would love to try the mustards on sandwiches with ham, turkey, tomatoes and lettuce.
    BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

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  14. I would use the mustard as a glaze for baked chicken

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  15. I would like to try the mustard as a marinaide for chicken
    Diane Baum
    esldiane2gmail.com

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  16. I'd mix the mustard with olive oil and perhaps soy sauce (depending on flavor) and use it as a marinade/dipping sauce. Yum!

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  17. Another recipe I like is the Warm Brussel Sprout Salad. I disliked sprouts growing up; Dad was the only one who ate them...boiled and plain (maybe with butter). Until I recently tried them roasted...and it was like the heavens opened up!

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  18. i'd use it on a turkey club sandwich

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  19. I am GFC follower.

    ctong2[at]gmail[dot]com

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  20. I would love to marinade the grilled shrimps the mustards and make sauce for the asparagus.

    ctong2[at]gmail[dot]com

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  21. I commented on your Crockpot Chili Recipe, would like to make it, looks yummy!

    ctong2[at]gmail[dot]com

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  22. gfc follower blue65829. I would use them to make a healthy sandwich on those 100 calorie sandwich rounds.
    blue65829 at aol dot com

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  23. follow on GFC as mistysunrise. A healthy way to use mustard, is use it instead of mayo.

    itsjustme62613 at gmail.com

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  24. follow via GFC and I'd use this mustard to make a healthy salad dressing

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  25. I'd like to try the Cherry Danish Squares, it looks yummy

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  26. Follow publicly via GFC, Michelle Tucker (the pic w/the frog)

    I think this would be awesome to put on chicken before baking. Just spread a little on it to give it wonderful flavor.
    michedt at yahoo . com

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  27. Commented on your brussel sprout salad recipe. Looks delish!

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  28. Following on GFC
    Gail Wight
    dgtwight@sbcglobal.net

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  29. I would use Smokey Garlic Mustard on my sandwich instead of mayo.
    dgtwight@sbcglobal.net

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  30. GFC carol lewis
    spcale at yahoo dot com

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  31. GFC follower WWillows6
    I would love to try this in my tuna salad instead of mayonaise!
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

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  32. I would use this on porkchops before baking and breading them for a wonderful tangy flavor. Looks so good!
    spcale at yahoo dot com

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  33. I commented on your Fancy Pants App: Pizza Rolls.
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

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  34. Oh my gosh! I would love to try your Stuffed Shrimp in Beurre Blanc Sauce with a salad and then have some Cherry Danish Squares for dessert. Hubby and I would be in food heaven!
    spcale at yahoo dot com

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  35. I'd put this in my chicken salad recipe

    annettekz2@yahoo.com

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  36. GFC: Atreau.
    I would use them as a sauce for grilled chicken.

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  37. GFC follower: Jen R
    I would love to use the Tarragon Lemon Mustard on my asparagus instead of a more caloric hollandaise sauce.

    reejen5 at gmail dot com

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  38. I would also love to try the Warm Brussel Sprout Salad from your site. It looks delicious.

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  39. i bet this would make a good, healthier chicken salad.

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  40. Your lobster rolls sound delicious with the tarragon mustard! Good luck in the contest!

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