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Mock Lobster

Mock Lobster

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This is a wonderful and inexpensive dish that may be served in place of the much more expensive lobster tail.

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  • Calories:
  • 257 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 14.5 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs:
  • 5.1g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 25.4 g
  • 51%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 72 mg
  • 24%
  • Sodium:
  • 452 mg
  • 18%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a small bowl, combine the melted butter, paprika, salt and pepper.
  3. Place the fish fillets on a non-stick or parchment lined baking sheet. Brush the fillets evenly with the butter mixture and sprinkle the bread crumbs over the tops of each fillet.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.
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i LOVED this recipe and I loved the title. Mock Lobster, B-52s. Perfect for when you want a good meal after a tragic day at work. It's quick, it's yummy and will put you in better spirits in about 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees.


Monkfish, the poor man's lobster, according to my fish mongerer, tasted very similar to lobster almost better in my eyes. I would have never decided to make this if I had not seen the fish at at the counter. After removing the membrane from the fish i seasoned both sides with coasher salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Then put them on some parchment paper and covered them with melted butter and lemon. While they were in the oven I melted some butter and added coasher salt, pepper, garlic, oregano, and lemon to create a sauce. Then plated the fish on top of some risotto with carrots and spooned the sauce on top of that. Extremely delicious dish.


This is an excellent mild flavoured fish, however I would not say it replaces lobster. This recipe is a keeper - I may cut it up & BBQ it on skewers with mushrooms,peppers & onions next time.