Mock Lobster Recipe
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Mock Lobster Recipe

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When I want a quick fish dinner, this is the mouthwatering recipe I turn to. My husband and I like the flavor so much that I serve it a couple times a month.—Gloria Jarrett, Loveland, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 1-1/2 to 2 pounds cod or haddock
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons seafood seasoning or paprika
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • Melted butter
  • Lemon wedges

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 82 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 872mg sodium, 0 carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 18g protein.


  1. Cut fillets into 2-in. x 2-in. pieces; place in a large skillet. Cover with water. Add salt and seafood seasoning; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Drain.
  2. Cover with cold water. Add vinegar and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Drain. Serve with melted butter and lemon. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Mock Lobster in Country Woman November/December 1997, p37

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Miguet User ID: 4140923 20770
Reviewed May. 26, 2011

"I made this exactly as the recipe said. It had no flavor and was way over cooked. I used to make monk fish very similar to this recipe, but I can't find monk fish anymore. This was a real disappointment."

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