Pumpkin Flowers stuffed with Lobster

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Pumpkin Flowers stuffed with Lobster
Betsy Cohen

The pumpkin flower, which is called a zucchini flower in the United States, is gorgeous to look at and quite tasty to eat.

4
Servings
240
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 1 leek, finely chopped
  • 1 serrano pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 2 lobster tails, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons brandy
  • 1/4 Cup heavy whipping cream
  • salt
  • pepper
  • avocado oil
  • 8 pumpkin flowers

Directions

Warm 1 tbsp of avocado oil in a sauté pan.  Add the chopped shallots, leek, pepper and garlic and sauté over low heat, adding a pinch of salt and pepper. 

When all of the ingredients are transparent, add the lobster and sauté just until the lobster is cooked. 

Pour the brandy into the sauté pan and light it, carefully.  Flambé the brandy and then add the cream.  Cook until the mixture is dry. 

Gently peel back the leaves of the pumpkin flowers.  Spoon the lobster mixture into the flowers.  Pull the leaves back over the mixture. 

Lightly sear the pumpkin flowers in a small amount of avocado oil over low heat to avoid withering. 

Transfer to a serving plate.  Drizzle with a bit of avocado oil and salt before serving.

Pumpkin Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Pumpkin Cooking Tip

Vegetable should typically be cooked as quickly as possible, as they can become bland and mushy, and lose vitamins and minerals.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
15g
23%
Sugar
4g
N/A
Saturated Fat
7g
37%
Cholesterol
140mg
47%
Protein
15g
29%
Carbs
10g
3%
Vitamin A
24µg
3%
Vitamin B12
0.9µg
15.6%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
12.5%
Vitamin C
7mg
12%
Vitamin D
0.8IU
0.2%
Vitamin E
0.9mg
4.4%
Vitamin K
12µg
15%
Calcium
359mg
36%
Fiber
2g
6%
Folate (food)
35µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
35µg
9%
Iron
1mg
6%
Magnesium
43mg
11%
Monounsaturated
2g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
7%
Phosphorus
151mg
22%
Polyunsaturated
0.6g
N/A
Potassium
340mg
10%
Sodium
400mg
17%
Zinc
3mg
19%

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