There are only so many buttery lobster tails and lobster rolls a mere mortal can eat (although we have yet to hit our limit). But if you're looking to diversify your lobster instake with some super-delicious, innovative, fun new ways of indulging in your favorite red crustacean, we bring you these seven irresistible inventions.
Lobster Grilled Cheese
At Pauli’s in Boston, the Patriot Grilled Cheese is a sandwich to behold: It's chock full of seven ounces of lobster meat, layered with hickory-smoked bacon, tomato and avocado. You may never be able to eat a normal grilled cheese sandwich again.
The Lobsicle at Lobster Me (with branches in Bethesda, MD, Las Vegas and San Francisco) isn't just a brilliantly straightforward way to feast on the juicy crustacean; it also avoids the mess. Your delicious grilled or batter-fried lobster tail is served skewered on a stick—and to sweeten the deal, you'll get crunchy salt-and-vinegar fries on the side.
Dallas's Abacus pays ingenious tribute to the lobster with its elegant, super-decadent lobster-scallion shooters. Fried dumplings are filled with hunks of lobster, scallions, garlic, ginger and lemongrass, and served in sake cups along with a side of red chile-coconut sake.
At Scampo in Boston’s Liberty Hotel, the lobster pizza is topped with ricotta, caramelized shallots, garlic and five ounces of chopped lobster.
Every restaurant lately is making its own contribution to the fancy-toast trend, but Bergen Hill in New York turns it up a few notches with this lobster toast. Tender lobster meat is flavored with tarragon oil and topped with pickled hearts of palm, and served on impeccably crunchy toast. Photo by hillarydixler/Instagram.
Houston landmark Ninfa’s on Navigation is known for its sizzling fajitas wrapped in freshly made tortillas, but it also serves up killer lobster nachos. Maine lobster is cooked scampi-style and presented on tortilla chips with garlic sauce, saffron, black beans and spinach puree.
Serafina in New York City attracts celebrities ranging from Al Pacino to Kourtney Kardashian and Kylie Jenner for its Italian cuisine and hopping scene. Keep your eyes peeled for the simple but super-tasty lobster carpaccio here. Thin slices of lobster are joined on the plate by chopped organic baby arugula, roasted corn and hearts of palm. Tomo, a Japanese restaurant in Atlanta, also serves its own gorgeous version of the dish (pictured above).
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