Poor Man's Lobster Newburg

"This rich and creamy lobster dish can satisfy a seafood lovers palate, without breaking the bank. I bake this in a pie plate and serve alongside of steak, rice and cole slaw; a delicious, cheaper version of "surf and turf". Can be easily served as a main dish."
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  • 3 (8 ounce) packages imitation lobster meat (3 cups)
  • 3 tablespoons butter or 3 tablespoons margarine
  • 14 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 12 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon sherry wine or 1 tablespoon water
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 13 cup crushed butter flavored cracker (I use about 8 Ritz crackers)


  • In a skillet, sautee the lobster in butter along with paprika, until browned; set aside.
  • In a saucepan, combine the cream and Worcestershire sauce and bring to a boil.
  • Combine beaten egg yolks, sherry or water and salt.
  • Remove cream mixture from heat and slowly stir in egg mixture; return pan bringing this to a boil and cook while stirring for 5-7 minutes or until thickened.
  • Stir in lobster.
  • Pour mixture into a shallow 9 inch pie plate or divide between four 10oz individual baking dishes.
  • Sprinkle with the cracker crumbs and broil 6 inches from heat for about 2 minutes or until a golden brown.

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  1. Pryjmaty
    I'm sorry....my family and I thought this was quite a disgusting dish. I followed the recipe exactly....it definately lacks flavor. I will not make this again.
  2. halloweencat01
    Awsome! I did add some mushrooms and served it over rice there is hardly any leftover and what is is going to b my lunch thanks so much for posting!
  3. BigFatMomma
    This was really tasty. I used regular surimi, and halved the recipe. I also used a mixture of crushed garlic cookies (really, they're actually good) and panko crumbs and butter. My husband loved it, and it's a definite do-again!! Thanks for a yummy side-dish!!


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