Fun truth about me: I was enthusiastic about Red Lobster growing up. I spent at least 3 of my preteen birthdays there, scarfing down a basket of Cheddar Bay Biscuits and my one-pound lobster with unbridled glee. Why? Lobster is the crown jewel of the ocean — even though I became younger once I had my first flavor, I quickly realized that I turned into eating the great things. Lobster meat is smooth and has that light, ocean-fresh taste. While the charge tag might be a chunk steep, it makes any dinner (particularly birthdays) sense like a unique event.
Nowadays, I can not get good lobster rolls, and plentiful seafood boils during the hotter months. However, there are a lot of other methods to revel in this famous crustacean throughout the season. So I’ve rounded up 12 of our delicious lobster recipes just in time for summer, from a chilled avocado soup to a spicy tomato spaghetti. There are a handful of our favorite lobster roll recipes in there, too, because any lobster list wouldn’t be complete without at least a few.
1. Jasper White’s international-well-known lobster rolls
These Genius-authorized lobster rolls are well-known for a purpose: The lobster is steamed slowly and lightly earlier than getting tossed in a unique tarragon mayonnaise. Oh, and you can’t overlook that fluffy, butter-toasted roll.
2. Lobster Diavolo
You may not find a better lobster recipe for ripe summertime tomatoes than lobster Diavolo, a classic Italian pasta that receives its kick from crimson pepper flakes or Calabrian chiles.
3. Dyers Island lobster hash
Simple potato hash with a fried egg takes up about one hundred or so notches when you carry sweet, wealthy lobster meat into the combination — ideal for breakfast or brunch the day after a big lobster boil.
4. Garganelli with lobster and caramelized fennel puree
This dish takes a humble element — fennel — and cooks it best and slowly until it becomes something altogether high-priced, elegant, and delicious. The sparkling lobster meat, white wine, and heavy cream don’t harm either.
5. Seafood paella (paella de mariscos)
This Catalan-style paella calls on tons of smoky spices, herbs, and vegetables to create an earthy, fresh-tasting dish with just the right amount of from-the-sea flavor thanks to cuttlefish, squid, mussels, clams, cod, and a lobster stock that makes it.
6. Brown butter lobster Caprese salad
You likely recognize and love a traditional Caprese salad: juicy tomatoes, creamy mozzarella, and basil. But after you attempt it with nutty, brown butter lobster and crunchy raw corn, you may never appear back.
7. New England lobster rolls with lemon-chive mayonnaise
There will usually be lobster roll enthusiasts who like theirs with nothing but steamed lobster in a buttered, toasted bun — now not a lick of mayo in sight. But the recipe creator for this lobster roll likes to mix things up by bringing in a lemony mayo, chives, and a chunk of crisp Boston lettuce.