Weight Watchers Recipe of the Day: Maine Lobster Rolls
Mom and I attended Feast on the Street Phoenix several weeks back for the sole purpose of experiencing the offerings of the Maine Lobster Lady, a food truck devoted to all things lobster, including Maine Lobster Rolls!
Although there were lots of yummy looking choices, we decided to stick with the basics…
A fried clam roll: Sweet Maine clams, dry breaded by hand and deep fried. Served in a butter grilled split-top hotdog roll with garlic and herb aioli on the side.
And Maine lobster rolls: Succulent Maine lobster chunks, served chilled with just a touch of lemon aioli, each nestled in a butter grilled split top hotdog roll.
Both were beyond delicious and just like you’d get on the coast of Maine. I can’t even begin to tell you how happy this lunch made Mom…
And me too, for that matter. This lunch was a special treat, satisfying, delicious and well worth the expense (in terms of price and pointsplus). I enjoyed every morsel, include the chips and glass of blueberry lemonade.
Happy, and satisfied for hours and hours, I kept everything in balance with a nice, light dinner 🙂
Skinny on Maine Lobster Rolls
As splurges go, lobster is a pretty healthy one. A a cup of steamed lobster meat has just 130 calories, 1.2 g fat and 27.6 g protein.
Most Maine lobster rolls out at restaurants will set you back anywhere from 300 to 500 calories or about 8 to 14 Points Plus.
To keep the PointsPlus under control, you can make a lobster roll yourself at home. Here’s a yummy recipe for a homemade lobster roll from Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook that I adapted slightly to make it just like Mom’s. Each one has 288 calories and *7 Weight Watchers Points Plus. Enjoy!
Maine Lobster Rolls
- 1 pound cooked lobster meat coarsely chopped
- 1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup finely diced celery
- Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- Pinch of cayenne pepper if desired
- 4 to p-split hot dog buns toasted
- Shredded lettuce if desired.
- Paprika for sprinkling on top, if desired
- In a medium bowl, mix together the lobster meat, celery, salt, pepper and lemon juice, and cayenne (if using) until well blended.
- Place a little shredded lettuce in each of the four toasted buns, if desired. Divide the lobster salad mixture evenly on top of the lettuce. Sprinkle with paprika, if desired. Serve immediately.
Salad Variation: Save the bun calories and enjoy your lobster salad on a bed of greens.
Source:Slightly adapted from Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook
*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT Weight Watchers Zero Points fruits and vegetables using the WW Recipe Builder.
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