Are you planning a special lobster tail dinner but don’t know what sides to serve? There’s no need to worry when it comes to lobster sides, less is more. The lobster will be the shining centerpiece of the meal, and the side dishes should enhance the lobster’s rich, sweet flavor. In other words, a sumptuous lobster dinner can be uncomplicated and thrown together with little time and effort.
- Steamed clams or mussels
- Potato Salad
- Pasta Salad
- Fresh salad
- Clam Chowder
- Corn on or off the cob
- Mac and cheese
- Cheesy biscuits
- A crusty loaf of bread (or similar)
- Veggie Fries
Maine lobster is commonly served with boiled corn on the cob, potatoes and a side of melted butter. Nevertheless, you can still have fun making a complete feast with a variety of simple sides. Let’s look at the best side dishes for different occasions, sure to transport you and your guests to the rocky shores of Maine.
Lobster has long been associated with luxury and is the perfect dish for spoiling your loved one. Here are classic lobster sides to set a romantic mood any day of the year:
Lobster and butter represent the ideal marriage — they complement each other perfectly. Butter brings out the lobster’s sweet side, and they work together to create a creamy, delectable mouthfeel. You could easily serve a simple side of melted butter and make your date smile. However, if you wish to spice things up, you can serve lobster drizzled with Thermion butter for a smooth, savory flavor that highlights a lobster’s best qualities.
How To Cook A Lobster Tail?
The lobster tail was seafood I definitely avoided cooking until I got to culinary school. It’s expensive. But the most surprising thing about lobster tails is that the high price tag doesn’t mean they’re more difficult to cook.
- Cut the shells.
- Take a sharp pair of kitchen shears and cut straight down the middle of the shell all the way to the fin. Using your thumbs, pry open the shell to reveal the meat.
- Place a steamer basket in a large pot and add about 2 inches of water. Cover pot and bring water to a boil. Once boiling, add lobster tails and cover again. Cook, until tails are bright red and meat, is opaque and tender. About 1 minute per ounce of lobster.
- Preheat grill or grill pan over medium heat. Insert a skewer lengthwise into the lobster tail to keep it from curling while cooking. Brush lobster all over with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place on grill fresh-side down, and cook until lightly charred, about 6 minutes for an 8-ounce lobster tail. Flip, top with butter and grill until lobster is just cooked through, about 5 minutes more.
How To Serve Lobster Tail?
Lobster is served best with a squeeze of lemon, melted butter, and fresh parsley. With seafood this good, it’s best to keep things simple.