Summer and seafood go hand in claw. Celebrate the last days of the season with the ultimate lineup of summer lobster recipes. Tired of under-cooked sausages and burnt burgers from the barbecue? Bored of those same old pasta salads, that everyone and their aunt brings to every summer get-together – ever? Or just hankering for something that full of flavor, delicious and oh-so-summery?
Wow your family and friends with these mouthwateringly good lobster recipes. However you cook it, lobster is certainly one of the most delicious treats to grace your table – these recipes perfectly capture the taste of summer!
What are the Perfect Summer Lobster Recipes?
When it comes to deciding on the ultimate way to combine crustacean and the sun filled days, it’s all about celebrating both the summer itself and keeping it simple, yet memorable. When the season has you spending time outside enjoying firing up the grill or dining al fresco, it lends itself to picking lobster recipes that are easily adaptable to that.
Our grill ready lobster tails take the prep work out of the stoking the fire leaving the only decision to be, bourbon or beer? From recipes that require next to no cooking to a dish sure to impress, skip the drum roll and let the ship’s bell ring…our top five end of summer lobster recipes.
1. The Perfect Lobster Roll
If lobster were a love language, ours would be the quintessential lobster roll. Sweet, succulent lobster piled high in a buttery toasted bun. These handheld treats are an iconic summer lobster recipe that demand to be devoured al fresco.
There’s much debate on what makes the perfect roll – the perfect balance of succulent lobster meat, whether you choose to have it naked or drizzled with butter, mayo or lemon, and of course, the bread – do you go for a hot dog bun, hamburger bun, or something more exotic entirely? Should it cold, steamed or toasted until crisp and golden?
Well, we’re pretty certain that we’ve nailed the perfect formula for the best Lobster roll recipe of your culinary dreams. Ours are made with 2 generous pounds of claw and knuckle lobster meat for a truly satisfying serving. But other than that – if you fancy getting creative with your roll, then here are some suggestions for keeping it delicious:
- Make sure to grill and butter the classic split top buns – a cold bun leads to a soggy sandwich. Toast the buns until they are golden brown and properly crisp
- Don’t overload the dressings. Whether you go with mayo, lemon or keep it simple with butter, they key to making sure you enjoy the full lobster flavor is balance.
- For a touch of contrast, you might want to add a little fresh lettuce, giving some great crispiness to balance the soft meat and roll.
It’s never been easier to recreate this New England classic at home than with our Maine Lobster Roll Kit. In addition to the two generous pounds of decadent claw and knuckle meat, you also get 8 split top brioche rolls and artisanal Maine sea salted butter.
2. Lobster Croissant Sandwich
Pack up the cooler and let’s hit the beach! This decadent handheld classic is the ultimate travel friendly bite of lobster.
There’s no need to heat up the kitchen with this with this easy to prepare treat. Cooked lobster meat is combined with a light, bright, and delicate dressing before being piled into buttery croissants. The subtle flavor of onion from chives and sunny pop of lemon are the perfect accents to the generous chunks of sweet lobster meat.
Our raw claw and knuckle meat is perfect for this. And for the ultimate no cook feast, our already cooked tail, claw, and knuckle meat will have you hitting the road for a summer picnic. Don’t forget the icy cerveza and Cape Cod potato chips when serving up your Lobster Croissant Sandwich.
3. Grilled Lobster Tails
Fire up the grill and get outside! One of the most effortless ways to bring the titan of the sea to the table is with grilled lobster tails. This is a summer lobster recipe anyone can easily accomplish at home, with any type of grill.
Lobster tails are a delicious option for the menu –and simpler and easier to enjoy, without the difficulty of dealing with an entire lobster. Its sweet and succulent flesh is an ideal complement to a variety of sides, and you’ll need to add very little to improve lobster’s naturally delicious flavor.
Try this recipe for a simple and delicious way to prepare your lobster tails – you can broil them or grill them for fantastic results. Pair them with a fresh salad and some satisfyingly starchy sides – fluffy baked potatoes drizzled liberally with butter, pasta in any form, or polenta make great partners.
For the ultimate way to celebrate to longer days and golden sun, try pairing up your lobster tails with a grilled surf and turf feast. Our Kennebunkport Surf and Turf Dinner and Poseidon’s Catch are both excellent options. All you need to do is fire up the grill and invite some friends over.
4. Whole Grilled Lobster
Boiled and steamed lobsters are great, but with summer fleeting, don’t cover up your grill just yet. Nothing compares to the sweet, smokey flavors of grilled lobster enjoyed alfresco with friends and family.
Go with a good hard-shell lobsters about 1-1/2 each so they can hold up to the heat of the grill. Split your whole lobster through the head to the tail. This gives your lobster that special grilled flavor that boiling cannot produce. Give them a decadent baste of with our Maine hand churned lemon chive butter.
Grill up some New York Strips steaks and corn on the cob to complete your surf and turf dinner. Serve with a garden salad and your favorite ice-cold micro beer.
When it comes to cooking whole lobsters, regardless of what method you use, always start with the best hard shell, Maine Grade A lobsters. Our lobsters are delivered dock to door giving you the true taste of Maine.
5. Lobster Thermidor
Bring the ooh la la to date night at home with this classic French dish. Lobster Thermidor is a decadent and indulgent dish that will give you a summer to remember.
This dish combines cooked lobster meat with butter, generous quantities of cheese and wine. The only compliment you need to this rich dish is a light green salad to add freshness and contrast and a bottle of wine. If you need ideas for the perfect pairing, be sure to check out our guide to Lobster and Wine.
Check out our mouthwatering recipe if you’re tempted to give this a try for a special dinner! Ina might have her engagement chicken recipe, but this sumptuous creation is the ultimate deal clencher.
How to Pick the Perfect Summer Lobster Recipes
When it comes to planning the ideal dish to celebrate summer and sea, here are a few easy tips.
- Guest Count
How many people do you plan on serving? This will help you not only decide on the perfect recipe, but also on your budget.
If you’re inviting a large group over, serving whole, live lobsters is a great way to not just impress your friends and family, but also ensure there’s a bite of the sweet lobster meat for everyone.
- Type of Event
Are you hosting an al fresco party or intimate end of summer dinner? Knowing what type of event will allow you to know how to tie the taste of lobster into your meal.
Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue or looking for a dish to take to someone’s house, Lobster Croissant Sandwiches not only travel well, but are easy to prepare.
- Cooking Skills
Are you a culinary genius or cooking adverse? Whatever your skill level, there are ways you can wow your friends and family with the beautiful gift of the sea. When you start with the best, it doesn’t take much to allow it to shine.
To truly impress someone special and test your kitchen prowess, Lobster Thermidor is the ultimate showstopper.
Hitting the beach or a local park? Pick a lobster recipe you know travels well.
Our Maine Lobster Roll kits are the ideal dish to pack up and prepare beach side. The only question is, are you eating one or two?
What other dishes are you serving with your lobster? Grilled lobster tails are a star unto themselves but a fun way to create a larger surf and turf feast. They can also be incorporated into a multitude of other summer friendly recipes like lobster Cobb salad or lobster pizza.
Closing Out the Summer with LobsterAnywhere
Whatever recipe you decide on to celebrate the last days of the season of sunshine and freedom from school, always incorporate the freshest, sensationally superior seafood. When you place your order with LobsterAnywhere, you not only can pick your delivery date, but you also know you will be cracking into that box withing 24 hours. So, say goodbye to the summer with a lobster feast and look forward to toasting the next season with tasty crustacean treats…football season!