Ideas for an Incredible Lobster Dinner
When you think of a luxury dinner, what do you think of? Lobster, right? But lobster meals should be seen as more than just a meal to save for formal occasions. Lobster promotes a unique dinner experience that you can get at a party or even when you have a special family meal.
There are other reasons to eat more lobster. When you eat wild-caught lobster, the meat is filled with nutrients. These include protein and selenium. On top of that, lobster is low in saturated fat.
Are you planning your next lobster dinner? If so, you’re likely looking for recipe ideas. Here are our favorite lobster recipes.
Lobster bisque is a New England staple. It’s a creamy soup that’s rich and satisfying. The best part? It’s very easy to make! In less than an hour, you’ll have a delicious lobster bisque dinner that the whole family can enjoy.
- ½ pound lobster meat
- 2 tbsp chopped carrots
- ¼ cup chopped mushrooms
- 2 tbsp chopped onion
- 2 tbsp chopped celery
- 14.5 oz chicken broth (size of one can)
- 3 tbsp butter
- 1/8 tbsp cayenne pepper
- 1/8 tbsp salt (or to liking)
- ½ cup dry white wine
- 1 ½ cups half-and-half
In a large saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Cook vegetables until soft. Stir in broth, salt, and cayenne. Increase heat and bring to a boil. Let it simmer for 10 minutes.
Pour the liquid and ¼ cup of lobster meat into a blender. Blend. Pour the blender mixture back in the pan with the rest of the lobster meat, half-and-half, and wine. Simmer over low heat for a half hour or until thick.
Don't have time to make homemade lobster bisque? Consider choosing frozen lobster bisque. You'll get this famous New England staple in an easy-to-prepare kit!
Best Way to Make Lobster Tail? Boil Them
Are you cooking Maine lobster for the whole family or for a party? If so, you’ll want to boil your lobster. Boiling ensures your lobster has consistency. Not only that, but boiling them is super easy.
Start by filling a large pot with water. Bring to a boil and add sea salt to the water. When you get a powerful boil, only reduce the heat slightly to medium or medium-high. Drop in the tails one at a time. Cooking time varies by tail size and quantity.
A lobster roll combines lobster, mayonnaise, and different vegetables. This is used as a filling for a sandwich. The lobster roll is one of the most celebrated Maine lobster dinners and is perfect to serve when you’re hosting a party.
- 3 ½ pounds lobster
- 1 celery, chopped
- 1 tbsp fresh chives, chopped
- 3 tbsp mayonnaise
- 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
- Salt and pepper, to your liking
- 6 New England style buns (or however many you need)
Fill a pot with hot water and boil. Add sea salt and lobster. Cook for 10 minutes or until lobster is fully cooked. Set aside to cool. Once cooled, crack the claws and cut the meat finely.
Mix the lobster with all ingredients (except the buns) in a medium bowl. Toast buns by buttering them and cooking them on a large skillet over medium heat for about two minutes (optional). Spread lobster mixture on buns and serve.
As an alternative, you can buy a lobster roll kit for an even easier lunch or dinner idea!
Get Ready for Your Next Lobster Dinner
From lobster rolls to lobster bisque, there are limitless options for your next lobster dinner. Before making these Maine lobster meals, you need high-quality lobster. Order lobster today