I've actually taken a little hiatus from Pinterest lately - mostly because once Halloween hits, life gets busy with Thanksgiving, and Christmas. I'm back pinning again - I love finding new recipes and crafts to try.
I've been noticing that one of my pins (click here for the pin) has been getting a lot of action lately. It's a lobster chowder that is low carb, gluten free, and with some minor modifications dairy free.
It was cold this past weekend, and I had lobster already on hand -- not a live lobster, but a frozen variety - wild caught, all natural, sustainable, from Maine.
so when it kept getting pinned, I figured I'd better try it.
I did have to go to the liquor store and buy the Cointreau, so I just bought one of those mini bottles that you get on an airplane. The liquor store had a billion different mini bottles of alcohol, so I also bought a mini bottle of Knob Creek Bourbon Whiskey. No … I'm not a bourbon drinker, but I have read the Stone Barrington novels by Stuart Woods, and it's one of the drinks Stone always orders - so bought it to try. Haven't tried it yet, but will let you know when I do.
About the chowder … since I didn't have live lobster, I substituted vegetable broth for the lobster broth. For the almond milk, I only had 2 cups in stock, so used heavy cream for 1 of the cups. Cauliflower is used instead of potatoes so that keeps it low carb. One of those bags of precut raw cauliflower you find in the produce section is just about 2 cups.
My picture of it is not very pretty, but you get the idea. It was pretty creamy and with the vanilla almond milk, and cointreau it had a very mild sweet taste - lobster has a sweet taste to it as well, so I expected that. It was very tasty as is, but I think that next time, I will use a Chipotle Garlic Spice instead of just plain garlic powder. I shook some on my bowl of chowder and it complemented it very well, and I do like spicy.
Now I need to go back to BJ's Warehouse Club to get some more of the lobster, so I can have a lobster roll (which is what I bought it for in the first place.