One Lobster, 9 Culinary Ways — Here’s How!
It’s absolutely hard to say no to eating lobsters, especially when they’re presented very enticingly on the table. Just the mere thought of that almost-sweet, succulent meat makes our mouth water and cravings kick in hard.
Lobsters, simply by themselves, are already good enough to eat, but even more so when they’re transformed into appetizing dishes that are just too good to pass up.
Thinking of ways to put a spin on your regular lobster? We’ve got some ideas!
- Lobster Risotto
Risotto is a dish that boasts of a creamy texture and an explosion of flavors, depending on what you put in it. Gordon Ramsay himself has done Lobster Risotto, which was a gastronomical win.
In his version, he made lobster stock from scratch by sauteing lobster shells in oil and then boiling them in water with chopped onions, peppercorns, and bay leaves. On a separate saucepan, melt some butter, then add and cook onions until they’re translucent. Afterwards, mix the stock with the onions and some Arborio rice, and you’re all done!
If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even add some grilled scallops to your risotto for that extra seafood touch.
- Lobster Mac and Cheese
This one’s a classic, but always welcome to anyone’s taste buds! Plus, it’s so easy to make, too! All you need are corkscrew or macaroni pasta, Gruyere and mascarpone cheese, and tender lobster meat to produce this creamy and rich dish. Just prepare the mac and cheese as you normally would, throw in boiled lobster tails afterwards, and you’re good to go.
Here’s a pro-tip: Boil your pasta in the same water that you used to boil the lobsters for that extra flavor.
- Lobster with Pepper Butter
Need a quick lobster fix that literally just takes minutes? Here’s one! First, cook the lobsters in boiling water for about 10 minutes. Separately, melt some butter and then add lemon juice, parsley, salt, and pepper afterwards. Once that’s done, serve it with the boiled lobster and use it as a dip. Easy-peasy and makes for a delicious snack, too!
- Lobster Omelette
Lobsters for breakfast? Why not! In this version, prepare the omelette as you normally would with fresh lobster, red peppers, and onions. You can even garnish it with chives, if you want. Coupled with a steaming cup of coffee, it’s just the thing to get you going for the day!
- Lobster Caesar Salad
Yes, yes, we know that Caesar Salad sounds boring and unimaginative. But, trust us, when you add lobsters to the mix, the whole dish just transforms!
If you want lunch or dinner that’s not too heavy nor too light, then this one’s for you. To make it more exciting and more flavorful, mix the dressing with the other ingredients using your hands — yes, your hands (just make sure they're washed clean first!) — to ensure that everything’s tossed evenly and thoroughly.
- Lobster Sliders
This must be on your menu when you’re throwing a party! Think of them as your usual lobster rolls, just a mini version. To prep them, just mix the lobster with mayonnaise, crème fraîche or sour cream, shallots, tarragon, lemon zest, and celery. Finish off by spreading about three tablespoon’s worth of the mix onto the rolls that have been toasted and buttered beforehand.
Your party’s sure to be a winner with these crowd-favorite sliders!
- Seafood Paella
Technically, this dish not just lobsters, but other seafood, too — and that’s what makes Seafood Paella a world of flavors! Imagine digging into the classic paella rice, which is flavorful enough by itself, with a wide array of seafood to match: lobster, mussels, scallops, and shrimps. With their thick and juicy claws, the lobsters are sure to easily steal the gastronomic spotlight!
- Lobster Grilled Cheese
Think comfort food, but on another level. Grilled cheese sandwich will never go out of style, but even more so when it has lobster. The rich and buttery flavor of lobster meat is the perfect contrast to the tangy, slightly-salty flavor of cheddar cheese. Put these two together and you’ll go straight to food heaven! Craving it already? We know we are!
- Lobster Bisque
This Lobster Bisque is guaranteed to warm you and your heart up when you eat it. This cozy, creamy, and smooth soup tastes rich and is perfectly complemented by lobster chunks. It’s the perfect starter to any meal or a side to match an entree. What’s even better is that you can make this right from your kitchen!
These are just the tip of the iceberg! There are a million more ways to experiment with lobsters in the kitchen. Whether you’re a culinary newbie or a masterchef, there’s definitely one that you can try out and dig into!