Just imagine the first person to discover lobsteru2013the bright, red shellfish's bulging eyes glaring behind threatening pinchers entwined with long antennae. Our first thought would not be, "Dinner!" Technically, the ancient Romans and Greeks dined on lobster, but lobster experienced a resurgence in the 19th century with Maine spearheading the movement in America.
As Maine celebrates the Maine Lobster Fest on July 29, we want to join by saying, "Thank you, Maine" and (more importantly) by making some of these to-die-for lobster recipes.
This traditional Maine lobster boil is the best way to bring people together. It feeds around 20 mouths, and everything goes in one pot for 20 minutes. The only thing that requires planning is the purchase of live lobsters (!!!!). You'll need the freshest meat in order properly celebrate lobster Maine-style.
Get Recipe: Maine Lobster Boil
This classy dish is not as difficult as it looksu2013but boy is it beautiful. It's full of simple ingredients so your taste buds can get straight to the lobster with just a little kick from the Sriracha.
Get Recipe: Grilled Sriracha Butter Lobster
This may be the classiest grilled cheese you've ever consumed. Just imagine Maine lobster, mascarpone and provolone cheese with fresh arugula all melted to perfection in a saucepan. (Let's be honestu2013we're salivating.)
Get Recipe: Lobster Grilled Cheese
Spoon Fork Bacon
Granted, this lobster bisque will take a bit more time and work than some of the other recipes on this slideshow, but it's too good to pass up. Serve chilled in the hot summer months or whip up a steaming portion in the winter to keep you toasty.
Get Recipe: Lobster Bisque
Half Baked Harvest
We understand that lobster can be an intimidating ingredient to work with, but this recipe was made for the well-intending fellow who wants to cook up a fine dinner for his valentine. In other words, it's designed to be foolproof (and mouth-wateringly delicious).
Get Recipe: Creamy Tomato and Curry Butter Lobster
This recipe is full of rich cheeses, to-die-for lobster, and a dash of cayenne to heat things up. If you're looking for comfort food, look no furtheru2013this mac 'n' cheese is all you need (aside from love, we guess).
Get Recipe: Lobster Mac 'n' Cheese
Return To Sunday Supper
Make Maine proud with this traditional, back-to-basics recipe. This classic lobster roll is lobster, mayo, butter, and a roll of your choice all grilled to perfection.
Get Recipe: Classic Lobster Roll
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