Heart of Palm “Lobster”

  1. Drain the hearts of palm. Cut them in half lengthwise, then chop them into chunks about an inch or two long.
  2. Melt the butter in a pan, with the garlic and water added in.
  3. Add the heart of palm chunks to the pan. Simmer for about five minutes, gently flipping them over with a spatula to make sure they cook evenly.
  4. Sprinkle the salt and paprika over top and lightly stir it in. It looks more lobster-like if you only partially mix in the paprika.
  5. Optionally, serve with lemon wedges or parsley as garnish.
Recipe blog story time

This recipe is basically lifted wholesale from It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken.

I’ve made a few modifications: I usually mix this into pasta or put it on a sandwich, so I’ve halved the quantity of butter and garlic and omit the dipping sauce entirely. And instead of microwaving the butter, I just melt it in the pan, because... why not? You can microwave yours if you’d rather. I’m not the boss of you.