(Makes 6 Servings):
- 1 lb.Crab meat
- 2 cups Cheese and garlic croutons (crushed)
- 10 oz. Prepared Alfredo sauce
- 1 tbsp. Fresh lemon juice
- 2 tsp. Salt-free All-purpose McCormick seasoning
- 6 oz. Lobster meat
- 6 5-6 oz.Tilapia fillets, skin off
- Salt and pepper to taste
1.To make the crab stuffing, mix together in a large bowl the crab meat, crushed croutons, Alfredo sauce, lemon juice and the all-purpose seasoning. Add salt and pepper to taste. Set aside for later.
2.Place the tilapia fillet (dark side down) onto a clean surface. Using a chef’s knife, cut pockets into each side of the fish.
3.Open the pockets and spoon approximately 3/4 cup of the crab stuffing into the tilapia. Flatten the stuffing slightly to approximately 3/4" high.
4.Gently close the pockets and brush each fillet and the stuffing with a little melted butter.
5.Place the lobster meat on top of the stuffing and spread it out, pressing it into the stuffing so that the pieces do not fall off.
6.Brush the lobster meat with a little melted butter, and sprinkle the fish with some salt and pepper.
7.Place the stuffed fish into a baking dish with a small amount of water.
8.Bake in a 350 degree oven for approximately 15 minutes or until the stuffing reaches 165 degrees.
Top the Crab & Lobster Stuffed Tilapia with one of your favorite prepared sauces, such as Hollandaise, Béarnaise, Alfredo, or any cream-based soup (bisque, cream of shrimp, etc.)
This flavorful recipe is similar to Red Lobster’s Rock Island Stuffed Tilapia, a new dish featured during the company’s Lobsterfest celebration.