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Poor Man's Lobster Recipe

These days lobster is an expensive seafood, alternatives are welcome; such as this poor man's lobster recipe.
PREP TIME10 minutes
COOK TIME7 minutes
TOTAL TIME17 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Cuisine: American


  • 1 lb White Fish cod or halibut
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • ¼ cup Salt
  • 6 oz Butter melted
  • 12 cups Water
  • Paprika optional garnish
  • Pepper optional garnish


  • Cut the white fish fillets widthwise into 2 inch widths.
  • Bring the water to the boil. Add the sugar, and the salt and stir until dissolved.
  • Using tongs lower fish pieces into the boiling water.
  • Cook for about 7 minutes or until the fish is just beginning to flake.
  • Using a skimmer, remove the fish and place in the bowl of melted butter.
  • Remove from the butter and squeeze lemon juice on the fillet pieces.
  • Serve hot.

Nutrition Per Serving

Calories: 511kcal - Carbohydrates: 25g - Protein: 23g - Fat: 36g - Saturated Fat: 23g - Cholesterol: 148mg - Sodium: 7472mg - Potassium: 353mg - Sugar: 25g - Vitamin A: 1063IU - Calcium: 47mg - Iron: 1mg
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