Glazed Sugar Loaf Pineapple and Lobster Salad Garnished with Toasted Coconut and Cuban Style Citrus Grilled Shrimp Recipe

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Glazed Sugar Loaf Pineapple and Lobster Salad Garnished with Toasted Coconut and Cuban Style Citrus Grilled Shrimp
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  1. Cuban Shrimp Skewers:
  2. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F. Mix vanilla seed, sugar, and rum together in a large bowl. Add the pineapple and marinate for 15 minutes. Cook pineapple with melted butter in large pan over medium-high heat in batches until pineapple has caramelized. Cool and cut into small diced pieces. Set aside.
  3. Cut tails lengthwise and crack shell. Pull out meat but keep tail attached at tail end. Season with Bijol, salt, and pepper. Brush with butter. Roast until cooked, approximately 15 minutes, basting with butter a few times. Cool and dice.
  4. Combine lobster, pineapple, mango, papaya, water chestnuts, red pepper, carrots, bamboo shoots, chives, and cabbage and mix gently with 1/4 cup of the Lime Mango dressing.
  5. Preheat a grill: Cut sugar cane into 4 skewers, about 4 to 5 inches long. Season with Bijol, salt, and pepper. Mix butter, zest, and fruit juice then brush shrimp with butter mixture. Grill, basting with butter mixture until shrimp is fully cooked.
  6. Place 3 to 4 pineapple chips on bottom of plate and place coconut in center of chips. Fill coconut with salad. Garnish with lengthwise chips and pineapple leaves. Spoon a tablespoon of dressing on each plate. Lean shrimp skewer against coconut and plate at an angle.
  7. Note: This recipe was provided by professional chefs and has been scaled down from a bulk recipe provided by a restaurant. The FN chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.
  8. Lime Mango Vinaigrette:
  9. Start by adding everything from lime juice to cilantro and blend.using a burr mixer, hand held electric mixer or whisk. Slowly add in oil while continuing to blend. Season with salt and pepper.
  10. Pineapple chips:
  11. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F. For the pineapple chips: Peel and cut the pineapple in half width-wise. Cut small wedges out of the pineapple to create thin flower slices. Cut other half lengthwise to remove the core. Dip into simple syrup and place on a silicone mat or parchment paper on a sheet pan at 200 degrees in oven for about 4 hours until dried out to create chips.
  12. Simple Syrup:
  13. Bring all ingredients to a simmer in a small saucepan. When the sugar is dissolved, remove from the heat and allow to cool. Remove the vanilla bean.
  14. * Cracking Coconuts: Tap with a cleaver, applying pressure around top of coconut. Tap around and around the top of the coconut until the top breaks off. Reserve coconut water.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1231.6 Kcal (5156 kJ)
Calories from fat 904.49 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 100.5g 155%
Cholesterol 91.54mg 31%
Sodium 122.67mg 5%
Potassium 578.59mg 12%
Total Carbs 79.84g 27%
Sugars 62.03g 248%
Dietary Fiber 4.95g 20%
Protein 4.31g 9%
Vitamin C 97.5mg 163%
Vitamin A 1.2mg 40%
Iron 13.5mg 75%
Calcium 82.4mg 8%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 267.88 Kcal (1122 kJ)
Calories from fat 196.73 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21.86g 155%
Cholesterol 19.91mg 31%
Sodium 26.68mg 5%
Potassium 125.84mg 12%
Total Carbs 17.36g 27%
Sugars 13.49g 248%
Dietary Fiber 1.08g 20%
Protein 0.94g 9%
Vitamin C 21.2mg 163%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 40%
Iron 2.9mg 75%
Calcium 17.9mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 32.2
  • 35

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • very low sodium,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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