Top Six Lobster Dishes

by Fine Lobster on October 21, 2009

A short list of some of the most common, favorite ways to enjoy lobster, enjoy!

1.    Boiled or Steamed Lobster

Lobster-dinner-wholeJust ask anyone from the North East if you are in doubt, because there is only one way to enjoy lobster! Take a whole live lobster and boil (or steam) it, then serve with plenty of clarified butter. It is really that simple!

2.    Lobster Bisque

Enjoying classic lobster bisque is like no other soup–it is satisfying and decadent all in one! It takes more than your average cook to prepare bisque that makes an impression, and remembering to balance your spices and herbs is the best rule of thumb. Add in medallions of lobster and garnish with a splash of freshly chopped parsley or chervil.

3.    Lobster Roll

If you’ve never had the pleasure of enjoying a fresh, piping hot lobster roll from a corner shack while in New England, you have not really lived yet.

A fresh, toasted roll filled with large-lump lobster salad with chopped green onion and celery—yum. Serve with a side of French fries and a pickle and life is complete. For those of you not on the east coast, don’t worry–we’ve got your lobster rolls take care of.

4.    Lobster Ravioli

Taking the world’s best comfort food (by the way that’s pasta) and filling it with rich ricotta cheese and large hunks of lobster, then smothering it in a buttery garlic and lemon sauce, that is what we call lobster ravioli at Fine Lobster. This dish can be easy and quick or gourmet, yet it is up there as one of the most searched for and requested lobster recipes!

5.    Surf and Turf

Plating a plump lobster tail with a grilled filet mignon steak is pairing two of the world’s most perfect foods. In a classic surf and turf, the light, buttery wonderfulness of the lobster followed by a bite of tender and juicy steak is a symphony in the mouth. We recommend a nice potato dish, some steamed veggies, and a glass of pinot noir or cabernet for perfection. There are many variations to the surf and turf these days, including steak and crab, steak and shrimp, even a steak with a crab hollandaise sauce poured over top.

6.    Lobster TaquitosLobster-Taquitos

To wrap it up, the last plate comes from the west. While the word ‘taquito’ might throw off some familiar with Hispanic-style dishes but not familiar with Mexican dishes, per say, traditional taquitos are corn tortillas (sometimes flour) filled with meat and rolled up, then crisp-fried. Serve these with a side of guacamole and some salsa on a bed of shredded lettuce, and you’ve got one heck of a great lunch! (We are not talking about 7-Eleven® taquitos here.)

As you may have guessed, a favorite twist at Fine Lobster is to fill taquitos with lobster meat instead.  Maybe change traditional salsa roja for a mango salsa, and take your favorite crustacean to a new level!

If you are ever driving south on Highway 395 during the summer months somewhere between Reno, Nevada and Los Angeles, California, do not miss one of the best plates of lobster taquitos ever served on the planet! Thank you, Chef Matt Toomey and all at Whoa Nellie Deli, for making readily available a favorite with the best view any restaurant can have.

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