If you’re cooking dinner for a hot date, and you’re really looking to impress, I suggest making a dish with lobster in it. For example, when Rupert Friend (who stars in Homeland) finally responds to my date request on Twitter, I am going to cook him lobster ravioli in a tomato cream sauce. And then we will get married.
Despite the fact that lobsters are creepy-looking creatures and a live one could probably claw you to death if it so desired, they are freaking delicious. You simply haven’t lived until you’ve attended a Maine lobster bake. Eating a whole lobster right out of the shell is the most badass way to consume it (in my opinion), however there are various other ways to incorporate it into your meal.
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You have to prepare yourself emotionally for this decadent dish. Mac and Cheese is the ultimate comfort food on its own – but when you add chunks of lobster and buttered breadcrumbs on top and bake it in the oven, it becomes almost TOO good. One bite of this deliciousness will bring a tear to your eye, I swear.
A Fra Diavolo sauce is a spicy tomato sauce. You can add any type of seafood to it, but lobster is the best. This recipe calls for red pepper flakes to add some heat. But if you like your food extra spicy, I’d recommend making it with diced jalapeños. Put the sauce on top of spaghetti or linguini, and you’ve got yourself a damn delicious dinner.
The lobster roll is a classic. If you live in New England and you’ve never had a lobster roll, then I assume you are highly allergic to lobster. Typically the lobster roll is made with mayo. However, if you’re not a fan of that, then I’d suggest trying the Connecticut-style lobster roll, which is made sans mayo. I know it’s incredibly good because anything that comes out of my home state of Connecticut is impeccable.
Nothing warms the heart and soul like soup, especially lobster bisque. It is creamy and tasty, and even better if made in the slow cooker. The dash of cayenne pepper gives it a subtle kick. The recipe calls for two cups of dry, white wine, which also pairs well with the soup itself – so it gives you a nice excuse to have a glass of Chardonnay!
Looking for a healthy option? Then lobster caesar salad is a great choice. The lobster meat not only makes it filling, but it pairs well with the dressing and the crunchy lettuce. The one time I’ve had this was up in Maine and the lobster was crazy fresh. I still dream about that salad!
Not only does this recipe call for lobster, but it calls for shrimp and scallops as well. As a result, I have nicknamed this dish the “Seafood Delight Straight From Heaven”. Besides the lobster, shrimp, and scallops, there are very few ingredients, and this dish is incredibly easy to make. Definitely a winner!
The blend of cheddar, fontina, and parmesan cheeses make this quite the gourmet pizza. There’s no need for any sauce – the lobster, spinach, bacon and sun-dried tomato toppings are enough. The recipe provides instructions on making the dough, but I find it easier to just buy a dough at the grocery store.