While lobster may seem like an expensive, decadent treat, eating grilled lobsters is not the only way to include this delicious seafood in your diet. With these delicious recipes, you can choose how to enjoy the decadent-tasting shellfish, including different preparations for many different meals and any occasion.
Lobsters have wonderful layers of flavour with superb texture, and shouldn’t be reserved only for special occasions. They’re relatively quick and easy to prepare, and you’ll be able to enjoy them in under an hour. The lobster shell also makes a wonderful stock which can be used to flavour seafood soups, bisques, and stews.
Lobster can be boiled, steamed, broiled, grilled or stir-fried. To ensure the freshest and most tender meat, the crustaceans are best kept alive until right before it’s time to cook them. Crushed shells can be simmered gently in melted butter as a flavouring. Sift out the shells and save the butter to cook seafood or use as a spread.
Here is a list including 6 Best Ways to Cook Lobster:
1. Classic Lobster Salad
Nothing beats fresh lobster salad on a hot day after a long afternoon of fishing or really any time. It tastes delicious and is usually eaten with steamed lobster, a bed of lettuce, placed on soft buns, garnished with chopped tomato and cucumber along with ripe avocado, when available.
2. Grilled Lobster Tails
Cooking lobster tails on the grill is one of the easiest ways to prepare and most flavourful to eat lobsters. Even novice shellfish fans can cook up a simple grilled lobster tail recipe guaranteed to please any crowd. If you have a live lobster, you’ll have to parboil it first. Use either butter or olive oil for the preparation or try both; one for grilling, one to serve as a succulent dipping sauce.
3. Lobster Stew
For a hearty seafood stew, look no further than the decadent lobster stew. With heavy cream, butter, and of course, lobster, it's perfect for a chilly day. Traditionally it's filled with pieces of vegetables, seafood and/or meat. It also usually includes milk or cream, and gets its thick texture from hearty vegetables, like potatoes.
4. Baked Stuffed Lobster
New Year's, birthdays, dinner dates, or any other special occasions call for this impressive meal. You can easily impress your family and friends with this simple, yet delicious lobster tail dinner. All you have to do is stuff lobster with a savoury cracker mixture and then bake it for a main dish that looks and tastes like a million bucks, but that even novice cooks can pull off.
5. Lobster Pizza
If you didn’t know that you can combine two of your favourite foods into one delicious meal, here is the confirmation that you can put lobster on a pizza. You can make this with leftover lobster meat or frozen tails, otherwise freshly steamed or boiled lobster works fine too. Spread a garlic-olive oil mixture, followed by cheese, lobster, thyme, red pepper and final sprinkle of cheese before baking. It might take you a while to make but you will love the results
6. Lobster Bisque
Lobster bisque is an elegant but easy dish that is special enough for dinner guests as an appetizer, a romantic dinner if you're staying in or as an easy supper during winter. Serve this creamy and rich dish as a starter with a seafood entree, fresh seasonal vegetables, and a potato side dish. It is best accompanied with lots of bread and wine.
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