Looking for easy lobster recipes? Want to know how to eat lobster? Try our ideas here then check out our crab recipes, including crab thermidor.
Lobster makes an excellent entertaining dish when you're really trying to impress – try lobster tails, lobster macaroni cheese and a seriously posh version of a prawn cockail.
When is lobster in season?
Lobster season starts in October and ends in April.
This classic lobster dish offers luxury and comfort in equal measure. It requires a little effort to make, but its impressive results. Take it further with a leafy green salad and crusty bread to soak up the creamy sauce.
We’ve got the Americans to thank for lobster rolls. Our favourite rolls are at Fraq’s Loster Shack and Hawksmoor, but now that Ocado sells frozen lobster tails they’re very easy to make yourself at home. Other supermarkets sell smaller, Canadian lobsters, which you can also use in this recipe.
Take your toastie up a notch with chunky chopped lobster in a silky, oozy four-cheese sauce.
Try our easy yet impressive mac 'n' cheese recipe with lobster. Everyone loves mac ’n’ cheese, but the addition of sweet, rich lobster turns this into a luxurious treat. This would make a brilliant Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve celebration dinner.
Lobster tails are a good-value way to buy lobster, though if you have access to whole lobster add the claw meat to the recipe as well. Ready cooked, this luxurious meal can be on the table in less than 20 minutes, making it a brilliant Friday night dinner. What better way to start the weekend? We have plenty more posh pasta recipes here.
Lobster and chips, anyone? Put a sophisticated modern twist on the classic British fish and chips with this recipe for lobster goujons with courgette fries.
Check out this baked lobster fideo from David Gingell of Western's Laundry, one of London's hottest new restaurants. This recipe not only looks impressive, it's packed with flavour too. It may take a little bit of effort but it's definitely worth it.
This lobster dish is dressed with a vermouth, shallot, star anise and clove reduction. The finished result is served with orange segments and salsify. Tricky but worth it.
John Torode uses a mixture of big meaty prawns and smaller sweet ones for texture and flavour, with added lobster for a special starter. The sauce is rich and refreshing with a spicy kick. You can make the sauce in advance then assemble everything just before serving.
If you want to try cooking lobster, this Thai green curry is a great place to start. Divide the lobster into the claws and tail meat as they have different cooking times. Prawns would also work here. Make sure you have lots of fresh herbs to give that true Thai flavour.
These mini lobster rolls are easy to make but look impressive -–perfect for hassle-free entertaining. Try our other canapes ideas here.