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Poorman's Lobster Newburg

Rated as 3.67 out of 5 Stars

"This is a superb entree that won't break the bank and is so easy to prepare. Your guests will love it. I usually use monkfish, which has a lobster-like flavor but you can use any white meaty fish, even tilapia. It takes about 30 minutes from start to finish. Serve with your favorite white wine, rice pilaf, and roasted asparagus."
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29 m servings 289
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Combine shrimp soup and cream cheese in a small saucepan over medium heat; cook, stirring constantly, until the cream cheese has melted and sauce starts to bubble, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in sherry. Cook, stirring constantly, until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat and keep warm.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  3. Season monkfish fillets with salt and black pepper. Place in a shallow baking dish.
  4. Bake monkfish in the preheated oven until flesh flakes easily with a fork, 10 to 12 minutes.
  5. Transfer monkfish to serving plates. Serve topped with sauce and garnished with parsley.


  • Cook's Note:
  • If you have a convection oven, bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 289 calories; 14.4 9 28 79 857 Full nutrition

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Wow! I did use tilapia as the recipe submitter mentioned and this was excellent. I am not fan of cream of soups but it was great in this. The combo of the soup, cream cheese, and sherry creates...

I made this exactly as written. I found the sauce too strong and it hid the fish flavor. My husband enjoyed it.

I made this with Tilapia, used a medium dry sherry and was pleasantly surprised! It is very quick and easy, and is a great base to add other ingredients to. I did find the sauce to be too thick ...

We really enjoyed this basic recipe which I had to alter a bit because I did not have Cream of Shrimp soup on hand, and my husband loathes cream cheese. So I substituted Cream of Mushroom soup, ...