Summer and Lobster Are the Perfect Pairing

Lobster Linguine

Grilled Lobster with Chipotle Garlic Seaweed Butter

Grilled Lobster with Chipotle Garlic Seaweed Butter

Grilled Lobster with Garlic-Parsley Butter

Grilled Lobster with Garlic-Parsley Butter

Summer Lobster Tacos

Summer Lobster Tacos
Langouste à la vanille is traditionally made with local rock lobster, though any kind of lobster will do for this dish, as will langoustines, shrimp, or even scallops. Get the recipe for Grilled Lobsters With Vanilla Cream Sauce (Langouste Á La Vannile) »

Grilled Lobster with Cilantro-Chile Butter

Chiles, lime, and cilantro flavor these grilled lobsters. Get the recipe for Grilled Lobster with Cilantro-Chile Butter »

Oyster Club’s Lobster

Sweet, tender pieces of lobster and beets are topped with a rich asparagus cream sauce in this recipe from Oyster Club in Mystic, Connecticut.

Lobster Bisque

Champagne goes especially well with cream-based soups like this one because the wine’s effervescence offers such a pleasing contrast with their silky texture. The recipe for this luxurious bisque is based on one in La Cuisine by Raymond Oliver (Leon Amiel, 1969).

Coal-Grilled Lobsters with Charred Corn, Tomatillos, and Blue Potatoes

Hot coals char the lobster shells and impart a subtle smokiness to the sweet meat. You can upgrade the classic sides, too, by blackening the corn a bit and adding tangy grilled tomatillos and briny raw oysters. Get the recipe for Coal-Grilled Lobsters with Charred Corn, Tomatillos, and Blue Potatoes »
This simple, understated appetizer, a combination of preserved lemon, tarragon, olive oil, and lobster, is one of our favorites; when available, we prefer to use Maine lobster for it’s sweeter flavor. Get the recipe for Lobster Cocktail

Spaghetti with Lobster (Spaghetti all’Astice)

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Kippy Young, the Maine lobsterman who gave us this recipe, advised us to boil the lobsters in seawater, but salted water works just as well. Get the recipe for Boiled Lobster »

Lobster Fra Diavolo

This spicy seafood pasta features large pieces of sweet lobster tossed with bucatini and a fresh, flavorful tomato sauce.

Lobster and Avocado Salad

Sliced ripe avocados add a silky bite to an elegant salad tossed with lobster and juicy grapefruit segments. Get the recipe for Lobster and Avocado Salad »

Brown Butter Lobster Roll

A simple mix of brown butter, lemon juice, and salt gives this lobster roll a warm, nutty flavor.

Lobster Américaine with Asparagus and Tomatoes

The tomato-wine sauce for this light lobster dish gets depth of flavor from the addition of the lobster’s tomalley.

Bourbon-Roasted Lobster

Butter and loads of herbs make a lobster pan-roast even more lavish; a flambée with bourbon lends as much flavor as it does drama.

Lobster Ceviche with Limestone Lettuce

This recipe, which came from noted chef Nobu Matsuhisa, is typical of the cross-cultural innovations that made him such a success. Get the recipe for Lobster Ceviche with Limestone Lettuce »
Fresh sweet summer corn and lobster are on display in this creamy New England chowder, subtly spiced with cayenne and black pepper.

Lobster Risotto

Fresh Maine lobster stars in this exceptionally creamy risotto flavored with garlic and sorrel. The addition of mascarpone and butter, stirred in after cooking, provides a rich tang and velvety texture.
Besides salt, you can use seaweed or sand to form a bed for any shellfish on the half shell. For a rustic, low-country feel, pile your fish into a multi-tiered galvanized metal server like this one by Benzara. Get the recipe for Grilled Seafood Tower »