Sonia's Lobster Tail Dip in Pernod Sauce


8 lobster tails

Sauce
4 talespoons butter
2 tablespoon olive oil
4 crushed garlic cloves
1 tablespoon pepper
1 tablespoons sea salt
1 tablespon cayenne pepper
1 cup dry white wine
1/4 cup fresh basil or parsley
1/4 cup Pernod
4 limes

For the sauce, saute garlic with olive oil and butter for 8 minutes. Add rest of ingredients but Pernod and simmer for 15 minutes. Retire from heat, add Pernod. Boil lobster for 15 to 18 minutes or until done. Pour fresh lime juice on each tail. Serve with pernod sauce on the side. Serves 8

* In Puerto Rico the best lobster tails are served with Pernod. This is my version.

FYI- Lobsters are low in fat content, making them one of the best choices for health conscious people. The high content of protein makes this food beneficial, especially for athletes.

Lobsters are low in cholesterol and thereby, they assist in maintaining triglyceride levels in the body and keeping the heart healthy.

Like other seafood, lobsters are also a good source of omega 3-fatty acids that are essential for the proper functioning of the heart and brain. These fatty acids help in lowering the risk of arrhythmias, which can lead to sudden cardiac deaths. Furthermore, the compounds in lobsters facilitate in reducing the growth rate of atherosclerotic plaque and lowering the blood pressure.

Lobster can be very effective in preventing various health disorders such as osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, cardiovascular disease, colon cancer and chronic conditions involving bone, connective tissue, heart and blood vessels.

Zinc found in lobsters is necessary for increasing activities of the brain, boosting the immune system and preventing loss of vision. In addition, this mineral also effectively heals injuries in body tissues.

Phosphorus, found in abundance in lobsters, aids in the formation of teeth and bones. It facilitates the rate of metabolism, enhances the functioning of kidneys and lessens joint pain.

Being a great source of vitamin B12, lobsters also help in maintaining the red blood cells and nerve cells. It improves the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and prevents other neurological problems.

Lobsters possess the trace element, selenium, which is beneficial for triggering the activity of thyroid glands as well as the immune system. Selenium is known to protect the body cells against free radicals during the process of metabolism, apart from monitoring the oxidation of cholesterol to prevent coronary artery disease.

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