Buttery Lobster Risotto with Crab Claw and Asparagus + Weekly Menu

I could be a vegetarian if it weren’t for seafood. Crab is my favorite food and I now know how to cook lobster tails. Which, by the way, doesn’t get any more basic. So simple! Now, when I win the lottery, I’ll know how to cook my pricey seafood.

When I won $500 to feed my family and friends, I went all out. I mean, crab and lobster? They’re lucky the cook has such good taste in food!

I subbed in Melt for butter, which helped to keep this luxurious meal under 500 calories. And a meal it was — people struggled to make room for the Peanut Butter Honeycomb Pie. But they reached deep, and licked their plates clean (and please no one notice that a slice of the pie is nearly the calorie equivalent of this entire meal…).

If you’re ever looking to spoil your loved ones (or a person of romantic interest…) with a seafood fine dining meal, may I suggest this risotto? My dad is still talking about how good it was…

Weekly Menu: January 8th – 12th

Off to grocery shop, get some lesson planning done, play hockey, and then make an awesome dinner! :-D The weekends always go too fast!

Be well,


  1. That risotto looks sinful!
    I hope you like the chicken with creamy chive sauce! :)

  2. What an amazing meal!

    Have a great week!

  3. Looks like a great way to spend some of your money!

    I am excited for the Taco Mac – I just checked it out and it looks amazing….can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it!

  4. Fabulous dish! I am bookmarking this to make for a special occasion meal for my hubby. Lover of lobster and crab, he will flip over this!

  5. I hear you on the cost of seafood – I found out one of the one fish that I like is Chilean sea bass – The Fresh Market sells it for $21 a pound! So here’s to both of us winning the lottery so we can eat like Queens! :D

    Have fun at hockey!

  6. What a feast! I’ve never made lobster at home because it’s so pricey and I’m afraid of screwing it up! But, I really should get some the next time we’re in Maine where it’s more reasonable :)

  7. Oh my gosh, this looks amazing!
    I love risotto but I am sure the crab and lobster takes it to a whole other level.

  8. Yum! Lobster and crab? You’re a girl after my heart.

  9. Wow! I’m pretty sure if I show this pic to my bf he’s going to ? why I can’t do the same meal for him haha. Looks awesome!

  10. Crab and lobster? Pure heaven!

  11. Oh this looks so delicious. The guests at this dinner were very lucky!

  12. Ma & Pa Prevention RD says:

    Ma & Pa Prevention felt like royalty at this “Melt” dinner. It was as wonderful as it sounds and looks. Pa Prevention says he is ready for a repeat.

  13. Ok, this looks amazing! I love all things crab. I am from Baltimore, so of course I do! I still call myself a vegetarian (lacto-ovo-pesco) but I do eat fish and seafood. This was the last thing I stopped eating when I went vegetarian in high school and while in college I added it back in, slowly at first, but then when we moved overseas to the island it really picked up for me. It has been a process, but I do eat those foods regularly now, and that was, it seems, the right decision for me. Now, I want this! I have never heard of melt. I know we won’t ever have access here in Japan, but I am curious, so I will check out the website.

  14. Wow! Crab, lobster, and risotto? Three of my favorite foods ever wrapped up into one beautiful dish. I can’t wait to try it out.

  15. This looks amazing. Much better than my ghetto tacos ;)


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