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Season 1 Ep. 1 — Lobster Catch & Release Party

About This Episode

Inspired by Little Big Town's tour stop in Maine, Kimberly decides to celebrate their album release by making a tasty lobster casserole. Special Guests: Karen Fairchild and Little Big Town.
 

Captain Jim's Lobster Casserole

  • Cook time: 30 min
  • Yield: 4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 stick unsalted butter plus 2 tablespoons, divided
  • 1 sleeve crackers, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons flour (heaping)
  • 2 cups milk
  • 8 ounces velveeta cheese, cut into cubes
  • 1 cup asparagus, trimmed cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 4 ounces pimento
  • 2 cups raw lobster meat, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/2 teaspon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup onion, minced for topping

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. In a small pot melt one stick of butter and crushed crackers. Set aside and keep warm.

3. In a large pot melt 2 tablespoons of butter and flour until well incorporated and smooth. Add the milk and whisk together until it becomes a thick consistency, stirring constantly. Add the cheese to melt. Add the asparagus, mushrooms, peas and pimento. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add the lobster, stir and pour into a 2 quart casserole dish. Top with onions and crushed cracker mixture. Place in oven for 30 minutes.

 

Apple Crisp Mini Pies

  • Cook time: 25-30 min
  • Yield: Serves 4 8 oz. wide mouth mason jars or 8 4 oz. mason jars

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 5 granny smith apples, cored and sliced
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoons tapioca
  • 1 teaspoon self rising flour

For the Topping

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup self rising flour
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter, cold
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. In a large sauté pan melt butter, water. Add the sliced apples and cook until apples are tender and release juices. Meanwhile, in separate bowl mix brown sugar, granulated sugar, tapioca and self rising flour. Place this mixture over apples & toss in pan. Cook apples until they begin to soften.

3. Place all topping ingredients into a bowl. Using your fingers mix until well incorporated and mixture resembles crumbs.

4. Place apple mixture into mason jars. Place topping on apples & cook in a water bath at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.

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