According to Fast Casual Magazine, menu items with lobster have doubled in the past 12 months at limited-service restaurants thanks to a rise in the Maine lobster population and millennials' increasing demand for exotic flavors and healthier proteins. Chains like Luke's Lobster and Red Hook Lobster Pound are expanding, and even restaurant chefs are getting in on the trend. Star chef Marc Forgione's new fast-casual spot Lobster Press recently opened in New York City's new food hall The Pennsy, and offers items like coconut lobster bisque and a pressed lobster sandwich dipped in his popular chili lobster sauce.
Here, nine casual, everyday ways to use lobster.
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1. Lobster BLTs
"When you add lobster to a sandwich, there's no way it won't be great," says chef Shea Gallante, whose fun take on the classic BLT replaces the usual lettuce with sweet chunks of lobster.