Endive Lobster Salad A Real Healthy Combo

Recipe: Kunde Family Estate

High in protein and low in fat, lobster is a very beneficial meat. Comparable to a steak, lobster has less than thirty grams of protein in a five ounce portion. Lobster also has less fat compared to steak. It is perfect for a no or low carbohydrate diet as well.

Under the Weight Watcher’s system lobster has just four points.  Not only is lobster low in fat, it is lower in cholesterol than skinless chicken breast. Lobster has seventy-two milligrams compared to chicken’s eighty-five milligrams.

In addition to having a high protein and low fat composition, lobster meat has ten to twenty percent of the USDA’s daily recommended value of potassium, selenium, zinc, phosphorus, copper, and vitamin B12. Like many other types of seafood, lobster also contains a high constitution of Omega 3 fatty acid which is beneficial for both your heart and your brain. Selenium aids the immune system and thyroid gland and may also help prevent heart disease. Bone and tissue diseases can be avoided by diets high in copper. The vitamin B12 is essential for healthy nerve and red blood cells. Phosphorus contributes to proper kidney functioning and lessens arthritis pain. Increased brain activity, a boosted immune system, and a healthier reproduction system are all benefits from consuming zinc. Finally potassium is credited with aiding your heart’s functions. The benefits of Omega 3 fatty acid range from reducing your risk of heart attack to lowering your blood pressure.

Perfect for people on a diet and those simply trying to have a healthier lifestyle, lobster is a far superior choice to the usual steak. Eating lobster clearly provides you a low fat, comprehensive range of nutritional value while at the same time giving you great flavor and taste. With all the spectacular health benefits to eating lobster, it really is the coup de grace for special occasion meals.

Though several groups of crustaceans are known as lobsters, the clawed lobsters are most often associated with the name. They are also revered for their flavor and texture. Clawed lobsters are not closely related to spiny lobsters or slipper lobsters, which have no claws or squat lobsters.

The closest relatives of clawed lobsters are the reef lobsters and the three families of freshwater crayfish.. Lobsters sizes are average around 12 in but they can grow up to 3 ft
Lobster Salad in Endive
This recipe pairs very nicely with our Kunde Estate Reserve Chardonnay.

Ingredients:
1/2 avocado
6 oz. lobster meat
1/2 cup fresh fennel, diced (white part of bulb)
2 tbsp. mayonnaise
1 tbsp. fresh lime juice
3 to 4 heads of fresh Beligan/California endive
1 tbsp. fresh chives, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation:
Peel, pit and chop the avocado into cubes.

Steam the lobster meat, one large tail will do it.  Cook and cut into bite sized pieces

Separate and rinse the endive leaves.

Gently combine all ingredients in a large bowl.  Adjust salt, pepper and lime juice as needed.

Spoon into individual endive spears. Garnish with chopped chives.

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Rio Vista, California 94571
Phone 707-374-2111
Fax 707-374-2063
Email info@endive.com

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