Steam It, Boil It, Grill It: 10 Recipes for Your End-of-Summer Lobster Fling

End your summer with a lobster-filled dinner alfresco

Perfect lobster roll to enjoy at your end-of-summer picnic.

Summer is coming to an end, and there’s no better way to say goodbye than with a lobster feast. These popular shellfish have come a long way — they used to be used as fishhook bait and were fed to prisoners, slaves, and servants, but now they’re one of the more expensive items on fine-dining menus. Whether you prefer to steam them, boil them, or grill them, we’re sharing 10 recipes to help you plan out your menu.

Steam It, Boil It, Grill It: 10 Recipes for Your End-of-Summer Lobster Fling

If you’re hosting a Mexican-style lobster fling, then the Lobster and Avocado Quesadillas will be perfect for your guests. They would pair well with a delicious classic Margarita. Planning more of a picnic-style bash? Go with the Tommy Bahama Lobster Roll BLT. It’s picnic perfect with two classic sandwiches in one — you get the best of both worlds.

While Maine Lobster is in season until mid-October, you’ll want to enjoy it alfresco. Don’t forget to uncork your favorite bottle or summer rosé, such as Grandioso Rosé 2014, and let the good times roll.

Grilled Lobster with Lobster Jus Recipe

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Grilled lobster tastes better with eaten outdoors.

A delicious treat from BLT Fish, this lobster dish is packed with flavor and fresh ingredients. — Amy Eubanks

Click here for Grilled Lobster with Lobster Jus recipe.

Lobster and Avocado Quesadillas

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Delicate lobster meat nestled between citrusy goat cheese and creamy avocado makes for a fantastic meal, especially if you butter up the pan to get a nice and crisp exterior.

If you ever find yourself with leftover lobster, this is the perfect dish to use it up in. When would this ever happen, you ask? Well, let's say there was a sale on lobster and you ended up boiling more than you could eat. Voilà! Lobster quesadillas for everyone. — Yasmin Fahr


Click here for Lobster and Avocado Quesadillas recipe.