Sonia's Puerto Rican Lobster Salad – Coqui

3 lobster tails
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 red onion cut into small pieces
6 minced garlic cloves
1 hard beef tomato cut into small pieces
1/3 cup shredded cabbage or celery cut into tiny pieces
1 lime juice
1 teaspoon old bay
sea salt and black pepper

For cocktail party appetizers add 1/4 cup Pernod and serve on top of tostones or toasted garlic bread pieces! Coqui

Cook lobster tails in sea salt for 16 minutes. Let it cool and cut into 1″ pieces. In a bowl mix all of the ingredients. Serve at room temperature or cold. Place in refrigerator until time to serve. Serves 4 hungry Puerto Ricans, jaja

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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