Creating the perfect lobster dish can be as simple or as complex as you choose. Whether you desire a flavorful main course or a dainty appetizer, lobster can be prepared to please. These five fun ways to prepare lobster will have your taste buds in a twitter.
Traditional Sea Style
One of the best ways to prepare lobster is to boil it. The best way to boil your lobster is to use fresh ocean water. If you cannot use ocean water you can add sea salt to fresh water until it tastes like the sea. Lobster has a rich flavor that is perfect for minimally spiced dishes such as this. Boil till bright red and serve with butter.
Lobster grilled on the half shell is a summer favorite. Slice each tail lengthwise. Use an herbal butter or oil to coat the meat and shell of each piece. Grill meat side down. Turn regularly until the meat is a creamy white and the shell is a burnt red. Serve with summertime favorites such as corn on the cob and ice cream.
Everyone knows that a grilled cheese sandwich is a great comfort food. Lobster grilled cheeses are even better. Precook the lobster meat without spices. Chop the meat. Spread between a cheese of your choice on bread. Grill to perfection. Serve with a rich and creamy tomato soup for the perfect pairing.
Aperitif Fit for the Queen
A light lobster salad is a great way to start off any meal. Cold chopped cooked lobster meat is tossed with your choice of dressing and freshly chopped baby spinach. You can serve it on a bed of salad greens for a lighter starter course. Heartier eaters will enjoy their lobster salad served on freshly baked sandwich buns.
Kid-Friendly Lobster Topped Pizza
Kids can be picky eaters. Not every kid will be happy to eat something as odd-looking as lobster. A kid friendly dish like pizza might be the ticket. Instead of overpowering red sauce use a lighter white sauce or a butter and herb brushing. Tomato, bacon and feta cheeses are great pairings for chopped lobster meat. Drizzle the white or butter sauce over the dough. Layer the toppings on fresh dough. Drizzle any remaining sauce over the toppings and bake till the cheese bubbles.
For best results in any lobster dish pick a specimen that is about a pound and a half. Select a live lobster and humanely dispatch it before cooking. A frozen lobster can be nearly as good as a fresh one. Allow the lobster to thaw completely before beginning preparation for a more tender meal. Boiled or on rolls, lobster is sure to please.Tags: featured