When it comes to seafood, we’re omnivores—from anchovies to whitefish, we love it all! But there’s a special place in our hearts for one craveable crustacean in particular: lobster! (Or as you Mainers say, lobstah!) However you pronounce it, you might think of lobster as a delicacy, but you too can enjoy lobster this summer—no matter where you live. Lobster adds a touch of special to soups, sandwiches or pasta; and don’t forget the bib if you are going for a full lobster dinner!
We’ve gathered some of our favorite lobster recipes to show you how easy it can be to cook this luscious shellfish at home. Elevate your everyday sandwich by tucking some lobster into a Reuben, grilled cheese or BLT. Top a pancake or flatbread with lobster to transform an everyday meal into an occasion. Savor a succulent lobster tail, simply broiled or grilled. Or indulge in a classic lobster roll or bisque. These recipes offer so much variety that you’ll want to eat lobster all season long!
Lobster meat is so sweet and buttery tasting that you may be surprised it’s good for you, too. It’s a great source of protein as well as omega-3 fatty acids, which contribute to a healthy heart as well as help fight inflammation, boost eye and brain health. Omega-3s can help improve sleep quality and overall mood, so eating lobster can be a pick-me-up if you’re feeling tired or grouchy! Like all shellfish, it’s also rich in essential vitamins and minerals such as selenium, which supports your immune system and thyroid function. All in all, lobster is a smart way to get your recommended 2 to 3 servings of seafood a week.
So, get out your crackers, Seafoodies! These mouthwatering dishes are guaranteed to wow your family and guests!
Tender, juicy lobster gives the classic grilled sandwich a sea-worthy makeover.
Simple preparation and minimal adornment let the lobster’s natural sweetness shine through.
Oh baby! This puffy, lobster-topped pancake is buttery, creamy and sized to share.
Lobster tails + bacon + smoky mayo = Day made!
Lobster on the barbie couldn’t be easier! This quick-cooking dish has loads of smoky flavor.
When you’re craving something indulgent, try these flaky pies bursting with tender lobster meat, cognac and cream.
Bright artichokes and lemon perfectly complement the lobster in this lightened-up pizza.
In a creative twist on the classic roll, this lobster is served on greens and topped with bun “croutons.”
The quintessential summer treat that evokes carefree vacation days!
Comfort food, Down East style: Lobster, Gruyère and grilled bread in every bite.
A little bit Cajun, a little bit Old Bay. Maine meets N’awlins in this spicy fusion dish.
Slow-simmered lobster stock is the key to this special-occasion soup.