How to Make Lobster Sliders: A Winning Recipe

Let’s face it, lobster meat is not cheap, especially if you are entertaining a large, hungry crew. Thankfully we have the lobster slider! Sliders are the perfect game day grub that will have your friends and family cheering. Learn how to make lobster sliders at home or on a road game. These fun and festive bites will disappear before the first quarter. Why not serve up the most clawsome sliders ever, stacked with sweet and succulent lobster? Get the best recipe for lobster sliders.

Lobster Slider Recipe
Lobster Sliders assembled by Jack Arnold

Skip the burgers and hotdogs and stuff your buns with sweet and buttery lobster from LobsterAnywhere. You won’t be throwing a Hail Mary pass when you serve up succulent lobster at your next gameday bash. Football season is in full play, and what better way to kick it off football Sunday than with the ultimate handheld treat?

Why are they called ‘sliders’?

We were wondering this too. Is it because the min-sandwich slides right into your mouth? No, it was actually coined in 1940 by the petty officers of the US Navy. The mini burgers they ate were so greasy they would slide right out of the bun! A cheeseburger was called a “slider with a lid.” The hamburger chain, White Castle lays claim to inventing the “slider” way back in 1921 at its original location in Wichita, Kansas. Its founder Billy Ingram took a meatball and flattened it into a circular patty on the grill. The burgers sold for only 5 cents.

Slider Sunday

Slide into Slider Sunday with decadent lobster sliders. Slider Sunday has become a popular and fun food trend. People have moved beyond the classic mini burgers gracing the small buns, instead thinking outside of the ground beef. From miniature sized Cubanos piled with ham and pulled pork to personal sized French dips, sliders are showing up everywhere.

Sliders are a favorite for many tailgate and football party menus. When lobster is the star of your slider spread, you don’t need much extra to allow it to shine.

What Type of Lobster Should I Use for Lobster Sliders?

You will be the MVP of your next tailgate party when LobsterAnywhere joins your team and you serve up lobster sliders. With a few tips and tricks, you will be tackling game day munchies like a champ.

How to make lobster sliders
Lobster sliders by Jack Arnold

While not all players are cut out for the quarterback position, all parts of the lobster are stars in their own right when it comes to stacking those toasted buns. Whether you want to wow your friends and family with a fully loaded grill with tails on display or want to serve up an easy game day feast, we have you covered.

Types of Lobster Meat

  • Whole Live LobstersWhen it comes to serving up the ultimate lobster experience, nothing tops cooking a whole, live Maine lobster. While serving it up as a slider might be thinking outside of the bun, this is a great option to stretch your meat and entertain with as well as use up any leftover lobster meat you may have. Whether you boil your lobsters or cook them by steaming them, this will give you the most meat and also a variety of texture.
  • Lobster TailsThe classic lobster tail is the most versatile part of the king crustacean of the sea. You can grill it in its shell for that mysterious kiss of char and smoke, bringing additional flavor to your sliders. Skip throwing sausages on the grill at your next tailgate and lay down some tails over the fire.
  • Fresh Lobster Tail Meat Our shell free lobster tails make game day that much easier. These sweet and tender tails are ideal for butter poaching but can also be steamed and oven roasted. For a truly delicate and tender texture, you can also sous vide this lobster meat. Feeling adventurous? Batter these up and fry them for lobster po’boy sliders. Using high pressure to extract the lobster meat from the shells guarantees that these tender tails maintain their texture and delicate flavor.
  • Claw and Knuckle MeatPerfectly portioned size and easy to cook, claw and knuckle meat isn’t just for your lobster rolls. Top your slider buns with the sweetest bite of the lobster.
  • Cooked Tail, Knuckle, and Claw MeatGame day cooking has never been easier than with our already cooked tail, knuckle, and claw meat. Whether you’re mixing up a classic Maine style lobster roll in mini form, or stacking up a lobster BLT, this is an easy and delicious option.
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Ingredient Playlist

  • Lobster Meat All preparations of lobster will work for lobster sliders. Pick what fits the flavor profile you are going for. Steamed lobster will offer up the purest lobster flavor while butter poached lobster will allow you to create the perfect Connecticut lobster roll inspired slider. You can also use the lobster infused butter to drizzle on your rolls.
  • Toppings – Whether you’re keeping it fresh with crisp butter lettuce or adding slices of seared steak, always make sure to keep the lobster meat the star. Don’t forget that squeeze of lemon or confetti of lime zest!
  • Condiments – From melted butter and compound butter to a light caress of good mayonnaise, have fun picking your favorite accents for these lobster sliders.
  • Slider Buns – Brioche slider buns will give you that classic lobster roll flavor. However, everyone loves a Hawaiian slider bun. The sweetness will complement the natural sweetness of the lobster meat.

Lobster Sliders Recipe

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How to Make Lobster Sliders

How to Make Lobster Sliders

Let the slider buns be your canvas for this football food favorite. Not only are sliders universally loved, fun, and easy, but many versions are also a great make ahead allowing you to not miss any big plays. There is nothing complicated about building the ultimate lobster sliders. With a little planning ahead and prep, this is sure to become a new tradition come kickoff season. 

  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8

Ingredients

  • Lobster Meat All preparations of lobster will work for lobster sliders. Pick what fits the flavor profile you are going for. Steamed lobster will offer up the purest lobster flavor while butter poached lobster will allow you to create the perfect Connecticut lobster roll inspired slider. You can also use the lobster infused butter to drizzle on your rolls.
  • Toppings – Whether you’re keeping it fresh with crisp butter lettuce or adding slices of seared steak, always make sure to keep the lobster meat the star. Don’t forget that squeeze of lemon or confetti of lime zest!
  • Condiments – From melted butter and compound butter to a light caress of good mayonnaise, have fun picking your favorite accents for these lobster sliders.
  • Slider Buns – Brioche slider buns will give you that classic lobster roll flavor. However, everyone loves a Hawaiian slider bun. The sweetness will complement the natural sweetness of the lobster meat.

Instructions

  1. First Quarter: Decide on what kind of lobster slider you want to make. This will guide your shopping list and also help you decide on what kind of lobster to purchase. All of our lobster is shipped within 24 hours. With the exception of live lobster, all other lobster will be shipped frozen making it easy and convenient to prepare for the big day ahead of time.
  2. Second Quarter: A day before game day, take your lobster out of the freezer and allow it to defrost gently in the refrigerator.
  3. Halftime: What portion of your sliders can you prepare ahead of time? Ingredients such as bacon or Maine style lobster salad can be prepped the morning of. This will get you out of the kitchen and in front of the TV, cold beer in hand with your guests.
  4. Third Quarter: Cook up any component of your lobster sliders that is best served warm. Whether its butter poaching claw and knuckle meat or grilling up a steak.
  5. Fourth Quarter: Hopefully the score isn’t stacked against your team as you stack up your sliders. Whether you decide to create a slider bar and let everyone create their own masterpiece or build them all yourself, this is the final play that will have your scoring a touchdown. Don’t forget the rest of the team lineup with your Cape Cod chips and craft brews.
 
  • Author: Lobster Louie
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Poaching
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Lobster Slider Recipe, How to Make Lobster Sliders

Let the slider buns be your canvas for this football food favorite. Not only are sliders universally loved, fun, and easy, but many versions are also a great make ahead allowing you to not miss any big plays.

Variations

Here are just a few ideas to get you started on crafting your own Lombardi trophy worthy slider. Have fun playing with flavors and textures and make it your own.

Surf and Turf Slider courtesy of Hooked on Barbecue. Maine lobster meat paired with prime NY strip steak.
  • Classic Lobster Roll Lobster rolls are a universally beloved favorite. Both butter bathed Connecticut style rolls and lightly mayo caressed Maine style are ideal for sliders. Give the traditional lobster rolls a fun twist by piling up slider buns instead of split hot dog buns. Have fun with it and serve up both styles allowing your friends and family a taste of this New England staple. For the complete playbook on the difference between Maine vs Connecticut Lobster Rolls, make sure to read our complete guide. We promise you will be hungry!
  • Surf and Turf – The only thing better than steak and lobster is steak and lobster stacked on a slider bun in one hand, cold pale ale in the other. The surf and turf lobster slider takes the sumptuous steak house duo straight to the living room and cheering on your favorite team.
  • Lobster BLT – Bacon really does make everything better. These are ideal for any gameday menu as all of the ingredients can be prepared ahead of time and then assembled in the second quarter. Don’t forget to pair this one with your favorite wine!
  • Lobster Cobb Salad – Take the classic lobster cobb salad and pile it between the buns. Creamy avocado, crisp lettuce, tangy blue cheese, and smoky bacon will have you going back for seconds. Here is a recipe for a classic lobster salad, nothing fancy.
  • Po’boy – Bring a little New Orleans jazz to your slider feast. Shredded lettuce, juicy slices of tomato, and creamy mayonnaise are the only accents you need to compliment lightly fried lobster.

Top Tip for Lobster Sliders

When you start with the best, you are already the hero of Sunday night. There’s no need for Monday morning quarterbacking when you make LobsterAnywhere part of your team. Being able to order your hard-shell lobster tails ahead of time or your cooked lobster meat will allow you to stock your freezer and be game day ready well in advance. There won’t be any fumbles when butter poached claw and knuckle meat becomes a slider tradition. In the fantasy league of football eats, lobster sliders are destined to be the GOAT.

What is the best type of lobster meat for lobster sliders?

All portions of the lobster work well. You can cut the tails into chunks or use whole portions of claw and knuckle meat.

What type of bun should I serve lobster sliders on?

We recommend either buttery brioche slider buns for that classic nod to the lobster roll, or Hawaiian slider rolls to compliment the sweet lobster.

Can I use leftover lobster to make lobster sliders?

Making sliders is a great way to use leftover lobster meat and also stretch it out.

What toppings work on lobster sliders?

The sky is the limit when it comes to toppings, but we always recommend keeping the lobster the star of the show. Don’t add too many toppings, and don’t add anything that will overpower the natural sweetness and delicate flavor of the lobster.

What should I serve with my sliders?

There is nothing more classic than serving up a side of Cape Cod chips and an icy cold craft lager or pilsner alongside your sliders. Cheers to football season!

How many sliders can I make with 2 lbs. of lobster meat?

A good slider portion without any fillers is about 3 oz., so you can make about 10 sliders with 2 lbs. of meat.

For more way to elevate your weekend watch parties and tailgates with fresh lobster read our post: Lobster Tailgate Takeover.

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