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While today marks the official "holiday" celebrating everyone's favorite crustacean, we think every summer day should be National Lobster Day.
While today marks the official "holiday" celebrating everyone's favorite crustacean, we think every summer day should be National Lobster Day. Here are seven luscious lobster recipes to make today:
1. Lobster Eggs Benedict
This is superdecadent brunch food. To save time, you can use pre-cooked lobster meat.
2. Maine Lobster Roll
In Maine you're likely to find lobster rolls served two ways. Innovators prefer a crunchy, tangy and slightly spicy version of the lobster salad that includes celery, lettuce, lemon juice and a pinch of cayenne. Purists leave out those ingredients because they believe nothing should interfere with the mix of sweet tender summer lobster and mayonnaise.
3. Steamed Lobsters with Seared Wild Mushrooms
This elegant dish pairs sweet lobster with garlicky mushrooms.
4. Grilled Lobsters with Miso-Chile Butter
Grilling lobsters at home, like F&W’s Gail Simmons does, is supereasy.
5. Lobster Toast
This fun recipe from Andrew Zimmern engages all of the senses, takes advantage of the boiled lobster boredom and is simply delicious any time of year.
6. Steamed Lobster with Lemon Thyme Butter
Jeremy Sewall steams his lobsters over seaweed, but if that's hard to get, use large leaves of romaine (or even just a metal colander) to keep the lobsters from becoming submerged in the water. Lemon thyme, a type of thyme with a lemony taste, adds a fresh flavor to the melted butter for the lobsters.
7. Chili Lobster
When Chris Yeo was growing up in Singapore, he went to restaurants to eat chili crab, the classic Singaporean dish of whole crabs in a potent red chili–garlic sauce. "Nobody made chili crab at home—it was so much work to prepare," he says. Here, he's modified the traditional recipe by adding a little ketchup to the sauce (a not-uncommon ingredient in southeast Asian cooking) and substituting lobster for the crab.