You may think lobsters are merely for champagne wishes and caviar dreams, and in truth, they often are. But they don't have to be, especially not in the summer when fresh caught lobsters are found in many a seafood shop.
And it's not as luxe as you think: By making lobster at home you can cut the cost and experiement with all sorts of flavor combinations and preparation methods. You get lobster when you want it and how you want it: perhaps with creamy avocados in a casual Latin Lobster Roll or in an indulgent Lobster and Chanterelle Mushroom Paella. Click on for 6 easy lobster recipes to inspire your next summer seafood feast!
When it comes to quick and easy dinner recipes, lobster is not likely the first thing to come to mind. However, this romantic dinner for two only takes about 15 minutes to make. Nearly every grocery store sells frozen Chilean lobster tails, which makes planning your meal easy, and a pineapple, caramelized onion, and habanero salsa adds a sweet-hot touch.
Chef José Andrés proves, in this elevated paella recipe, that cooking with ingredients like lobster and mushrooms doesn't have to break the bank. By using the lobster head to make a flavorful stock for cooking the rice and adding bits of the lobster meat and flavorful chanterelle mushrooms, a little bit goes a long way toward creating a big, boldly flavored paella dinner.
This recipe takes an every day food, tacos, and turns it into fine dining. Here masa crepes are stuffed with a a hearty lobster and sweet potato filling and drizzled with an earthy poblano and cilantro cream sauce. This is a lobster dinner meant to impress.
This Lobster Enchilada recipe takes the comfort and tradition of enchiladas and elevates them to an elegant but hearty meal. The tortillas are stuffed with lobster cooked in garlic and butter and the whole dish is smothered in a tomatillo salsa and shredded cheese for a fusion dish.