Being a food blogger is great. I get to share my delicious recipes with all of you great people, plus I have them all stored in one handy place. I also get to participate in cool things like the Driscoll’s berry twitter event and Secret Recipe Club. On top of all that, I get to look at other food blogs constantly, all filled with AWESOME recipes. I have a notepad on my desktop that has been filling up with links to recipes that I “must” make. It is hard trying to think up your own original recipes sometimes when you are surrounded by so many other delicious ones! I have been on a spree lately making all sorts of things from other bloggers. This specific recipe is from one of my favorite blogs, Taste With the Eyes. She has complex recipes with awesome food photography.
Since I live in Colorado at the moment, it is hard for me to find lobster which was what her original recipe called for. I chose to use crab instead. I also only had split peas at my house when I made this dish, so I substituted them for the lentils. These substitutions worked great and the dish was still delicious. This recipe has so many layers to it, but their salty and creamy flavors compliment each other perfectly.