Celebrate National Lobster Day with These Lobster Recipes
“When life gives you lemons, order the lobster tail.” – Ziad K. Abdelnour
Ah, yes…lobsters. Those funny-looking crustaceans with the big claws and long bodies. And while they may look funny – they taste delicious. Whether you like they steamed and served with butter or made into a lobster roll or, perhaps, a bisque – there’s no denying their tastiness.
And this year, on September 25th, you can celebrate National Lobster Day and enjoy this delicious seafood. While boiled and served with drawn butter may be the most classic way to eat it, there are lots of recipes that showcase its delicate flavor, and here are a few if you want to give one a try.
- Garlic Butter Naked Lobster Rolls: If you’ve ever had lobster rolls, you know that there are two distinct types of rolls. There are Maine Lobster Rolls and Connecticut Lobster Rolls – and this Garlic Butter Naked Lobster Roll recipe is the Connecticut style. It completely showcases the lobster and is served in a warm garlic butter that’s amazing.
- Maine Lobster Rolls: On the other side of the aisle when it comes to lobster rolls are the Maine Lobster Rolls. With this recipe, the lobster is cold, and you create a type of “lobster salad” (like chicken salad). Be sure to pick up the New England style hot dog rolls to make it truly authentic!
- Grilled Lobster Tails: There’s still time to head out to the grill, and if you’ve never grilled lobster tails – give it a try. They’re extremely simple to prepare, and you can always pick up some steaks to create “Surf & Turf.”
- Lobster Mac and Cheese: Do you want a dish that’s both decadent and “homey” at the same time? Then Lobster Mac and Cheese is the recipe for you. With two types of cheese and loads of lobster meat, you’ll be going back for a second helping for sure.
- Lobster Bisque: Lobster bisque can be found on lots of restaurants’ menus, but there’s no need to dine out when you have this recipe. It’s rich and creamy, and you’ll taste all of the different flavors from the herbs to the tomato to the lobster.
- Lobster Cobb Salad: You may not think of eating a salad when it comes to lobster, but this Lobster Cobb Salad will have you changing your mind. It’s a great change from chicken and works well with all of the flavors you expect to see in a traditional Cobb Salad.
- Butter Lobster Risotto: Need a special occasion dish? How about Butter Lobster Risotto? It can be a meal in itself or serve it in smaller portions as a side dish.
- Lobster Newberg: Lobster Newberg can probably be considered another special occasion recipe, but if you make it on a Wednesday night, the only complaints you will hear is how they wished you’d made it sooner. The heavy cream makes this very rich, but oh, so worth it!
- Deep Fried Lobster Bites: Deep frying lobster is definitely not a traditional way to prepare it, but it sure is tasty! The tempura batter is nice and light, and the cayenne adds just the right amount of “kick.” While this recipe recommends dipping in clarified butter, a spicy remoulade would work equally well.
- Baked Stuffed Lobster: Need a showstopper? Then Baked Stuffed Lobster is the way to go. It’s stuffed with a cracker and seafood stuffing and baked in the oven. And there are not many things more impressive than bringing a whole lobster to the table.
When National Lobster Day comes around on September 25th – SPLURGE! Buy the lobster and prepare one of these great recipes. It’s a great way to say goodbye to summer!