Our 20 Most Amazing Lobster Recipes
White Gazpacho with Lobster
Instead of the traditional tomato foundation, this gazpacho uses cucumber and green grapes for bright, fresh flavor. Lobster is a special touch, ideal to kick off a dinner party. You also could omit the lobster or sub shrimp.
Lobster Roll Pizza
If you’re looking for a pie to impress, this lobster pizza is a must-make. The buttery, crisp crust topped with a rich cheese blend and brightened with a vibrant mix of fresh herbs, lemon zest, garlic, and celery serves as the perfect bed for decadent Maine lobster. Not a seasoned pro when it comes to buying and cooking lobster? Be sure to check out our complete guide to cooking with this incredible shellfish for all of the information and inspiration you need.
Stuff lobster tails with a savory mixture of chopped lobster meat, Parmesan cheese and buttery cracker crumbs for an elegant seafood entree.
New England Lobster Salad Burger
Classic burger joint, meet New England-style seafood shack. Pile creamy lobster salad on top of thick-cut bacon, a few slices of Vermont cheddar, and a juicy sirloin patty. The final touch? A kaiser roll for the ideal surf-and-turf experience. Pair with: Allagash Brewing Company White. Think of this light, orange peel–infused witbier as having the same effect of squeezing bright citrus over shellfish.
Brown-Butter Lobster Bisque
Lobster bisque—basically decadence in the form of soup—turns extra indulgent with cooked rice blended in as a thickener. Take the time to brown the butter to give it added nutty dimension, then garnish with halved claws for a show-stopping starter.
Picnic-Perfect Lobster Rolls
This classic New England sandwich comes together in a snap if you purchase lobster tails and have them steamed at the fish counter.
Lobster Roll Breakfast Tacos
For some Northeasterners, it’s not summer until the first lobster roll has been consumed. If you’re not planning a trip to Maine in the near future (or you just aren’t into that much mayo on a sandwich), the lobster roll breakfast taco is calling your name.
Lobster BLT Steamed Buns with Old Bay Mayo
Chef Michael Franey of Midtown Manhattan’s David Burke fabrick borrowed inspiration from a traditional lobster roll and dim sum to create his insanely Instagrammable Lobster BLT Steamed Buns with Old Bay-spiced mayo.
Grilled Spiny Lobsters with Herbed Oil
These spiny lobsters are perfect for a special occasion. A labor of love, this grilled dish is sure to impress even the biggest seafood skeptics.
Fried Lobster Tails with Sweet Corn Waffles and Spicy Maple Syrup
Savory or sweet? This decadent brunch recipes is the best of both worlds. The spicy maple syrup is an unexpected--but delicious--way to top off the dish.
Lobster and Corn Quesadillas
Inspired by a simple, classic lobster and corn chowder, these decadent Maine lobster quesadillas can be served family-style as a crowd-pleasing appetizer, or plated with a simple green salad for an exceptional meal. If you want to go with a milder cheese, shredded Monterey Jack or Swiss would both work great. Filled with delicate sweetness and savory richness, this high-low dish is sure to be a dinner party hit.
Popcorn Lobster with Creamy Lager-Mustard Sauce
Inspired by “popcorn” shrimp, these crispy little fried Maine lobster bites make for a next-level snackable and indulgent appetizer. A quick 1-minute boil makes removing the lobsters’ shell a bit easier and the double breading action—with a light, crispy tempura batter followed by panko breadcrumbs—insure an incredible crunch factor. Paired with a tangy beer and mustard dip, they’re the ultimate beachside snack.
Lobster Cacio e Pepe for Two
We upgraded the classic pepper and cheese pasta dish with chunks of supple Maine lobster for an incredible dinner-for-two. Meaning, “date night” needs to happen at home this week. Of course, this dish is easily doubled if you’re serving more than two.
Lobster Niçoise Salad
This elevated spin on a classic niçoise salad is the perfect platter for entertaining or a special occasion. Freshly cooked Maine lobster meat provides the richest flavor and is best for a cold salad like this. Hearty purple potatoes, blanched green beans, and hard-boiled eggs are tossed in a tarragon and Dijon vinaiagrette that ties the whole salad together. Topped with capers and olives for an added kick of salinity and brine, this niçoise has got it all.
Simple Grilled Whole Lobster
Cooking fresh lobster may seem intimidating—but after you do it once, it’s really know sweat. Grilling them is a great way to cook fresh lobster as it imparts a delicious smoky flavor to the crustacean’s rich meat, and being that you can eat them right from the shells, it’s super simple too. Just be sure you’re working with a sharp knife when you set out to prepare your grilled lobster. This easy dish makes for a perfectly elegant summer supper for two, so you may just want to have your next date night at home. Serve your grilled lobster with melted butter and lemon wedges, along with whatever fresh sides you love. A simple green salad, grilled corn, or roasted potatoes would all be great options.
Lobster Roll Bruschetta
Though we love the sweet flavor of lobster in this appetizer, you can easily substitute 1/2 pound of shrimp with delicious results.
This is the classic New England lobster roll: a basic hot dog bun filled with lobster salad. There are no fancy seasonings here; the lobster is showcased in a simple mayonnaise dressing. This salad is also great over greens for a main dish.
New England Lobster Roll Tacos
This lobster roll recipe will make you feel like your dining in a quaint coastal Maine town. Fans of lobster will absolutely, love this savory dish.
You'll love our highfalutin' nacho iteration laden with sweet lobster meat, avocado, a rich yet amazingly low-fat cheese sauce, and a heap of crunchy, piquant tomato-radish salad on top that takes this dish to a completely new level. Between the crunch and saltiness of the chips and the richness of the seafood and cheese sauce, these nachos are just right for a glass of bubbly. This recipe is geared for a main-dish serving; for party snacks, it'll serve 12 or more.
Brown Butter Lobster Rolls
This recipe takes "lobster roll" to an entirely new level. Perfect for celebrations or busy weeknights, the browned butter elevates the dish in a totally unexpected way.