Eating My Way Through the Alphabet: Letter L

What’s Cooking in Gail’s Kitchen? The Daily Special: Lazy “Lobster” Wrap! When you don’t live at the ocean where lobster is in abundant supply, the next best thing is an imitation variety. Alaska pollock is not only heart-healthy, fat-free, and packed with omega-3 in every serving, it’s readily available at your neighborhood market. Amazingly, this mock lobster is a surprising alternative. Eat it now and with the money you save, you can stuff yourself with real lobster when you travel to the shore.



7-ounce package of chunk-style imitation lobster

1 tablespoon lemon olive oil

1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes

cracked pepper to taste

sea salt to taste

1 pat of butter

Vidalia onion slices

1 4-ounce container of crab dip, deli-style

2 flour tortillas

Spring Mix Salad Greens


In a medium skillet, sautรฉ imitation chunk lobster and onion slices in lemon olive oil, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. While still warm, add 1 pat of butter. Cook an additional minute to blend flavors. Remove from heat. To assemble wrap: Take a flour tortilla, spread on a layer of crab dip, top with salad greens, and add a spoonful of lobster mixture. Roll it together to form a wrap. Serve warm or cold.

29 thoughts on “Eating My Way Through the Alphabet: Letter L

  1. I am so happy to see this recipe and and your introduction to it, Gail. I’ve long used imitation crab and lobster because no fresh crab or lobster is to be found in Craig, CO. Some have reacted with dismay to my use of it, but I’ve always thought with a good recipe it’s tasty and the pollock makes it a nutritious fish dinner as well. Now I can cite you as my authority!

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    • Iโ€™m pleased and honored to be your point of reference, Janet. I think many would be surprised (and amazed) how often restaurants use it when the menu listed โ€œstuffed shrimp with crabmeatโ€. Oftentimes, it is actually the imitation crabmeat. Our little secret. ๐Ÿ˜œ

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