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

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End your summer with a lobster-filled dinner alfresco

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

Tommy Bahama

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.

Grilled Lobster with Lobster Jus

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

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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

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Lobster Eggs Benedict

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Perhaps perfectly poached eggs and hollandaise might not seem exciting to some people anymore, but these eggs Benedict cannot be passed up. Why? Well, because there's lobster! (And some wonderful brioche doesn't hurt either.) Serve these with a side of roasted potatoes or vegetables. — Jelle Vandenbrouke

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Lobster Flatbread

La Marina

La Marina's executive chef Kelvin Fernandez created this nice and summery lobster flatbread. It's a great starter if you're hosting an alfresco dinner party. — Carlton Jared Lockett

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Lobster Linguine with White Wine Sauce

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Cooking with lobster garners tons of bragging rights and maybe even a few Facebook status updates. It’s not just that they are a hot commodity or that any dish is made better by them, it’s that you so rarely hear of home cooks getting to play around with those delicious-when-dunked-in-butter creatures. It’s not a particularly difficult recipe, you just have to pay close attention to the timing of everything. — Nicole Campoy-Leffler

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Lobster Macaroni and Cheese

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Macaroni and cheese is already decadent, but with the addition of lobster, like in this recipe, it's given an extra dose of elegance. — Sullivan’s Steakhouse

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Lobster Risotto

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In his book Practical Guide to the New American Kitchenrenowned chef Charlie Palmer offers elegant dishes, like this lobster risotto, in an approachable way, which even includes waterproof and stain-proof pages. — Charlie Palmer

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Lobster Sandwich

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Have you ever had a croissant bun? Other than the ones we make for La Boulange, you can't find them anywhere, so it's not really a fair question. A brioche bun, any kind of soft burger bun, or the traditional hot dog roll works well with this sandwich. — La Boulange

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Mini Lobster Rolls

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This recipe is an updated twist on a summer favorite. Tender lobster in a rich summer herb dressing placed inside a butter toasted bun is both comforting and elegant. — Stone Rose Lounge

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Tommy Bahama’s Lobster Roll BLT

Tommy Bahama

When you merge two classic lunch sandwiches together, you get this delicious lobster roll. I like to call it a taste of Maine and California.

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