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Lobster Buns

lobsterbuns

succulent lobster meat with a lemon, greek yogurt and mayo dressing, perfect to top off on any whole wheat bun

Lobster is a type of shellfish that is usually boiled or steamed for eating. 1 cup of cooked lobster is about 129 calories, containing 1 gram of fat, 0 grams of carbohydrates, and 28 g of protein. Lobster is a an excellent sources of copper, selenium and also contains zinc, phosphorus, vitamin B12, magnesium, and vitamin E. It also contains small quantities of healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

However, lobster does contain about 61 mg of cholesterol for every 3 oz serving. High cholesterol is known to increase heart disease and other illness but recent studies have found that saturated fat is more likely to raise bad cholesterol levels in the body rather than cholesterol found in food. Lobster is not a significant source of saturated fat, but if you do suffer with high cholesterol or heart related issues consult your doctor before consumption. This variation of “lobster rolls” reduces the amount of lobster that is consumed and replaces it with more heart healthy vegetables.

Lobster Rolls

Ingredients:

3 cups fresh flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
¼ cup fine bulgur wheat
1 bunch scallions, finely sliced
¼ cup fresh mint, finely chopped
1 small red onion, finely diced
2 tomatoes, finely diced
2 cucumbers, finely diced
2 lemons, juice
¼ cup olive oil
Salt to taste

Directions:

  1. In a bowl add bulgur. Carefully add same amount of hot water on top and let soak for 20 minutes. Next use cheesecloth lined strainer to thoroughly drain excess water from bulgur.
  2. Add bulgur to a larger bowl and add parsley, scallions, mint, red onions, tomatoes, and cucumbers. Mix together well.
  3. Add olive oil, lemon juice to taste, and salt to taste.
  4. Serve chilled and enjoy!

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